Discovering the Biology of Story will change your life and work.
But don't just take our word for it...
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
"I found The Biology of Story Course to be an ongoing revelation. Every theme provides illumination to guide my own attempts to explore human and earthly history,
showing me how to let the story emerge."
Visual Artist and Full Professor
York University, Toronto
"The Biology of Story Course models creative thinking methods. It gave me a new lexicon, showing me a way to pick up floating threads in my own practice and look for a pattern. It was a ladder offering rungs I could grab onto and climb through layers of awareness. Like an ever broadening road trip, the sequenced lectures come alive in a landscape of detailed, direct stories about story-making by respected practitioners. The Biology of Story Course is a beacon of hope revealing an alternate path through the barrage of news feeds."
MD; General Internist
"The principle of stories as alive is profoundly useful in the field of health. The incisiveness with which the Biology of Story Course explores this principle makes explicit much that is merely implicit in most studies of narrative. It opens the door to a new language to explore with patients, while allowing for a conversation across disciplines of unusual clarity and rigour. Weeks after the course I am still unpacking its rich insights."
"Like a great story, The Biology of Story Course rewired and deepened understandings, allowing me to connect the dots in a new way, the course’s wisdom constantly inviting me to see beyond my own filters. Then, because each participant wove the course’s threads in a somewhat different way, the content was reborn through our conversation, like a quilt we were co-creating. We were each seriously challenged to expand our own neural patterns, but the course materials were intriguing enough to make us want to dive deep. For me, new knowledge emerged; the best kind of education."
Film Director and Instructor
"The course helped me see through the mind-jam that I suffer from while attempting to work on a project. It showed me how to have faith in the creative process and to identify what wants to emerge. I also gained insight that is helping me analyze and understand the
workings of the various narratives around us."
Theatre/Media Artist & Scholar
"By clarifying what makes a story "Story" – what makes it life-participating and life-sustaining – the course’s conceptual framework has proven enormously useful to my work as a writer and supporter of other writers. I feel it has also helped me take another small step toward understanding how indigenous values are shared through storytelling."
"The Biology of Story Course created a psychological space I continue to visit, listen and pay attention to for deep inspiration. This unique course, with its excellent interviews, can enhance your sensibility."
Associate Professor, Computational Arts
York University, Toronto
"The course spoke to a way of seeing and being in and of the world: maintaining a state of open dialogue with the environment, events and interpersonal relationships that shape our lives. It showed how story can be used to frame and reflect on the challenges we all encounter in life, but also those moments we need to celebrate."
"The course was a baptism. I now feel more confident, because the course convinced me that the world is made of Story, and even though there is a lot wrong with the world,
we can make it better, through Story."