Connectfulness Rebecca Wong
Storytelling, Connection, & Resilience with Eva Tenuto
I'd like to introduce you to http://tmiproject.org/ (TMI Project), a nonprofit near and dear to my heart, that uses writing and true storytelling for social justice movement building, to ignite human connection and as a healing modality for personal transformation. I have gone through the workshop as a participant and became a trained facilitator of their methodology. I recently sat down with Eva Tenuto, the co-founder and executive director of TMI Project, to talk about how storytelling can enhance connection and resilience during times of social isolation. Resources: Eva Tenuto is the co-founder and executive director of TMI Project, a non-profit organization offering transformative storytelling workshops and performances in which storytellers divulge the parts of their stories that they usually leave out. Since 2010, Eva has brought TMI Project from her living room to a host of performance spaces, high schools, colleges, detention centers, mental health facilities, theaters and the United Nations. Eva is the editor and director of multiple solo shows, one of which was awarded Best Comedic Script of 2014 in the United Solo Festival. Her directorial film debut, Vicarious Resilience, a docu-short, celebrated its world premiere at The Woodstock Film Festival in 2018. Her essays have appeared in assorted anthologies and at Longreads.com. Learn more at evatenuto.com and TMIproject.org While these discussions will guide you into the Connectfulness Practice, the podcast is not meant to be a substitute for counseling from a licensed provider. Reach out. Initiate the ripple. Learn more about my connectfulness counseling practice, intensives, and our collective for therapists in private practice at connectfulness.com/work-with-me. This episode is brought to you in partnership with Coronavirus Online Therapy a nonprofit organization with pending 501(c)(3) status whose mission is to deliver free or low-cost online therapy by licensed professionals in all 50 states to essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re on the front lines seeking a referral, if you’re a therapist who’d like to join the initiative, or if you’re interested in getting involved in another way, go to coronavirusonlinetherapy.org. Please support the show by sharing and reviewing the episode.
Duration: 41 min