Online workshop: Story Activism & Personal Agency in the era of a Pandemic with Mary Alice Arthur


Narrative Walks

The Institute for Narrative Therapy and Community Work in Greece, in the context of its social response in a difficult period for each of us personally and also for our society, decided to organize a series of interactive online workshops, lectures, and discussions under the title “Narrative Walks”.

Narrative Walks will try to focus mainly on hot topics that can be addressed through the perspective of a narrative approach in the field of psychotherapy, community practice, organizations, and social responsibility.

We start with the idea that Narrative Walks are short in duration (usually half a day), host excellent professionals in their field from all over the world, are offered regularly with an affordable financial contribution, and will inspire, challenge, and create a field of constructive discussion and learning.


In the context of INT’s Narrative Walks


Interactive Online workshop


“Story Activism & Personal Agency in the era of a Pandemic”





Mary Alice Arthur


Story Activist, international steward of the Art of Hosting,

author of 365 ALIVE! Find your voice. Claim your story. Live your brilliant life.


Wednesday 2 June 2021, 

16:00 PM TO 20:00 PM

(Athens Greece Time)


Organized by:

the Institute of Narrative Therapy & Community Work – Greece


For information:,

6977-186936, 6955-103581,


FEES (via web)

– Until Friday 28th of May: 45€ 

– After Friday 28th of May: 65€   

For information about the payment method check below (C2)


The event will be held via ZOOM. Look at the instructions below (C3). Connection link will be given to you the day before the online workshop.


See below:

    1. Time
    2. Fees
    3. How to connect for the seminar- workshop
    4. Certification




In this very moment a multiplicity of stories are influencing your future. The stories we hold about the world — and especially whether we believe this pandemic time is a time of breakdown or breakthrough — create the reality we experience. They determine whether we see possibilities or problems together and what we will decide to do as a result..

So many of us have that feeling that the current ways we think and act about community, consuming, energy and the future of humanity are leading us into an even more challenging future. Things seem to be changing so fast it’s hard to keep up. In fact, sometimes our toughest conflicts are with people who say they are on the same team!

Our stories can hold us down, or they can lift us up. We live in a story, and that means we can change it. Change your story, change the world. It is as simple – and as challenging – as that.

A Story Activist is someone who works with the stories of people, places and things to discover and activate their greatest potential. Story Activist practices are the building blocks for taking strategic action.


Watch here what a story activist is:


There are five foundational practices for increasing our range of vision and capacity for engaging, leading to clarity on your own gifts and goals. The second set of five practices focus on creating the team and the deep personal focus at the core to making an impact. Together, these ten practices are a strategic call to vision in action.

In this short session we will work with the some of the practices to create a practical roadmap to a more thriving future.


How we will work

This will be a highly participatory and hands on workshop. Please come prepared with an area you want to focus on — a work or community challenge, career, life issue — what is most important to you right now? This will be your focus for the day.

Please also come prepared to share your stories, your questions and your gifts as we support each other to look for new perspectives, opportunities and places to apply what we’re learning.




Mary Alice Arthur is a Story Activist, using Story to help make positive systemic shift and for applying collective intelligence to the critical issues of our times. Her art is in creating spaces where people can find the stories that take them to their most flourishing future and building the capacity for participatory practice supports people to take back the power of their stories so they can make wiser choices. She is a sought after process consultant and event host, and an engaging speaker. As an international steward of the Art of Hosting ( she teaches participatory practice around the world. Through THE STORY DOJO ( , she is spreading the meme of Story Activism, supporting people to develop their skills and practice and engaging in leading edge conversations about the power and potential in our world. She is the author of 365 ALIVE! Find your voice. Claim your story. Live your brilliant life. Mary Alice has lived all over the world and is currently trying to establish a new relationship with her suitcase. .




c1. Time 

Wednesday 2nd June 2021, 16:00 PM TO 20:00 PM

(Athens Greece Time)


c2. Fees

– Until Friday 28th of May: 45€ 

– After Friday 28th of May: 65€   

You can pay via PayPal using the email

Or you can deposit the respective registration fee to the IBAN GR54 0172 2280 0052 2806 9522 814 in Piraeus Bank (Greece)[Owner of the bank account is Institute for Narrative Therapy (Greece)]

Your place is reserved once you have paid.
After registering, please send an email to with:

  • a screenshot of the confirmation of your payment
  • your full name, profession, place of living, and a phone number just in case of urgent communication.

Once we receive your e-mail we will reply confirming your attendance at the online workshop.


c3. How to connect for the seminar- workshop


a)Please make sure that you have downloaded the latest version of zoom from here:

b)Try to secure and join from a place where you have a good internet signal and sufficient bandwidth.

c)Use a laptop or computer if you can, because there are some features that do not work well or not at all if you are using an i-pad or your smartphone.

d)Check in your computer that the camera, microphone, and connected or integrated speakers are working well and test all of them in advance as they are necessary for the interactivity that we are inviting during the workshop.

e)Ensure you have good light conditions in the room from which you will connect, and you may want to avoid having a window behind you. Headphones could help prevent background noise.

You are invited to join 15 minutes prior to the official start of the meeting so that we make sure that everything works well technically.

Plan to come having cared for your needs. Bring something to drink or eat if you like. Close all programs/apps/windows on your PC/laptop, including your browser. It’s very useful to turn off notifications, alarms, cell phone ringers, and any other distractions. This is our precious time to be online together, to connect, share, listen to each other, and learn from and with each other.

You will get the ZOOM link the day before the workshop takes place.


c4. Certification

All participants will be given a CERTIFICATE.