Boulder StoryHealers is a nonprofit organization that helps humanize and improve mental health through the power of storytelling.
Boulder StoryHealers works with people who have experienced trauma, illness, and adversity to share, enlighten others, and build compassion and understanding in the community.
DOUG VINCENT, OWNER AND LEAD FACILITATOR
Words from Doug about work with campers at Rocky Mountain Village Easter Seals Camp:
Deeply honored to do some Boulder StoryHealers work up at Easter Seals Camp Rocky Mountain Village this week. During our storyteller hour- CU Buffs great Derek McCoy spoke first (with Khalel) about "Overcoming Adversity". Dan Gelston told his soulful story "Authentic Self'. Nick Collins graciously allowed me to read his powerful "My Story in Pieces" and Mitch McKinney told The Easter Seals Camp Story: "I Remember''. These guys are all soul expanding brilliant. Thank you Easter Seals folks, y'all rock!
Boulder StoryHealers works with individuals and groups to write stories that they perform onstage to an audience of family, friends, and supporters. Stories can be written individually or in a group workshop facilitated by executive director, Doug Vincent. Boulder StoryHealers works with people who have experienced trauma, illness, and adversity to share, enlighten others, and build compassion and understanding in the community. If you would like to share your story, please contact us. We will do our best to find an opportunity for you to work with us, so that you can share your story.
The StoryHealers Process
Safe, Sacred Space
For each Boulder StoryHealers workshop, we work with a specific group, such as people affected by the Colorado Wildfires-people who lost their homes, business owners affected, firefighters, and animal rescue workers. Typically about six to eight people from that group commit to an intense StoryHealers workshop, lasting four to five days or a series of weekends. Together as a group with the facilitator, participants create a space that is safe, supported, and where everyone is given unconditional regard.
Guided through the Process
The workshop participants each write a monologue that culminates in a one-night group monologue performance. Led by Doug Vincent, a trained Therapeutic Monologue Facilitator, a deeply supportive environment is carefully cultivated for writing and creation of the monologues. Through skilled coaching and facilitation, coupled with deeply supportive group feedback and collaboration, the stories evolve into cohesive and powerful monologues.
Your True Voice Emerges
Within this safe space, each individual's stories emerge and evolve through a combination of particular writing prompts, improv exercises and deep acceptance. Ample time is given in the workshops for the stories to develop, the voices to to emerge, and for the writing to form. The process of the workshop itself often produces the deepest catharsis, before the monologues are even performed.
Share Your Story
Participants perform the monologues as a group performance for family, friends, and supporters of the Boulder StoryHealers community. Together, the monologues grow into a collective show of profound poignancy and unexpected humor. Ultimately, these monologues enable the fully embodied voice of a soul releasing trauma.
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About Doug Vincent
Born into a humor soaked small town Virginia family, Doug Vincent quietly absorbed inspired tales from storytelling masters. An accomplished improv comedian, he has written and performed with comedy troupes such as ACME Comedy Players, The Traveling Susans, and On the Spot, working various comedy venues such as Bovine Metropolis, Madcap Theater and Comedy Works.
For Doug it was not the laughter, but the darkness behind the humor that remained concealed. His determination to find the deeper story led to developing his own show, A Day for Grace. Originally a solo show, artistic synchronicity led to unique collaboration with roots rock legend Sam Llanas (formerly of BoDeans). With its first performance in 2012, the play has run multi-city national tours. Through Mr. Vincent’s non-profit Boulder StoryHealers, he helps humanize and improve mental health through the power of storytelling. Doug also offers services for all aspects of solo show writing, development and production. From workshops to coaching, directing, marketing and producing, Doug helps individuals with their solo show from concept thru performance and down to the bone with heart and soul.
Doug Vincent's Critically Acclaimed Play - A Day for Grace
Interested in Boulder StoryHealers?
Would you like to learn more about the process and outcomes? Contact Doug Vincent to learn about what StoryHealers can do for you and your organization.
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