Story Well Events

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The Power of Story: An introduction to strategic storytelling

Thursday 19th October     9.30am – 1.00pm
Venue: The Salthouse
Church Street, Nunney, Frome, Somerset,  BA11 4LW

“Stories do something that other forms of communication fail to do: they completely engage an audience – and they can actually change behaviour.”  Margaret Parkin

In this workshop you’ll learn how to use stories at a strategic level to change attitudes and get people’s attention. 

You’ll discover the positive effect storytelling has on the human brain and why stories inspired Einstein.  You’ll gain a fresh perspective through listening and working with stories, find ways to solve organisational issues using story, and learn how to how to find suitable stories for the task in hand.

In this workshop we’ll use traditional folktales to help you to experience the power of story to reveal universal truths or wisdom about leadership, change, and other organisational challenges.  You’ll discover the power of story with plenty of space to reflect, discuss and learn in this relaxed and friendly workshop, and explore ways to use story in your own team or organisation.

Suitable for: Leaders, Managers, HR people, Learning and Development professionals, Trainers, Facilitators.

For more details and how to book click here

Family Fireside Tales this Autumn


4-5pm this Autumn / Winter

Saturday 14th October

Saturday 18th November

Saturday 16th December

Saturday 13th January

Saturday 10th February

Venue:  New Place, Porlock, West Somerset, TA24 8ET


Come and enjoy Alexandra’s modern take on traditional storytelling by the fire in the beautiful setting of New Place in Porlock.  Listen to magical folktales, myths and legends from all around the world from the comfort of a cosy armchair or pile of cushions.  Suitable for all the family from tots to elders this is a lovely way to spend an autumn or winter afternoon.

“Alex captivates an audience of young, old and in between by creating an irresistible atmosphere of wonder and mystery with her voice and presence.” Hannah

Booking is essential and places are reserved on a first come first basis.  Please email: or call: 07980 197737 to reserve yours.

Adults to be accompanied by a child please 🙂

Suggested donation: £3 per person

Venue:  New Place, Porlock, West Somerset, TA 24 8ET

Wellbeing Retreat – Exmoor National Park 27th October


Friday 27th October 2017

Lower Holworthy Farm, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9NY

Your Retreat
With space to listen to your inner voice and time to connect with a small group of like-minded individuals all participants are provided with the space, inspiration and permission to open up to meaningful experience and new perspectives.

You will come away refreshed, recharged and revitalised for the path ahead.

  • Relax and improve your health, outlook and sense of wellbeing
  • Tune into Nature, yourself, others and the world around you
  • Discover more of your personal creativity and self expression
  • Remain focused on values, priorities and results under pressure
  • Improve relationships and increase ethical behaviour.
  • Build stronger personal impact, influence and effectiveness
  • Create greater personal resilience to thrive under pressure
  • Develop listening and communication skills
  • Enjoy greater self-awareness and clarity
  • Feel more inspired, vital and authentic
  • Experience a more joyful life!

What to expect from a Gong Bath:

Gong Baths are soothing, relaxing, rejuvenating, cleansing and holistic.

  • You are not expected to do anything, just to be as comfortable as possible.
  • This is your time to relax and release stress – to enjoy the magic of the Gong Space.
  • You can receive a Gong Bath either lying down or seated on a chair.

Using vibrational sound, a gong bath is a sound massage for the body and mind (wonderful for those who like the idea of a massage without taking off any clothes!)

Mindfulness is about actively paying attention to what is actually happening in the moment, in order to respond with integrity.  This enhances our ability to feel happier and more confident in today’s ever increasing dynamic and complex world.

Evidence suggests that those who practice mindfulness techniques are more resilient and more emotionally intelligent – better able to ‘read’ themselves and others.  Those who are more mindful have a greater capacity to flex their own mental and emotional states, which benefits themselves as well as their communities and organisations. This retreat has been created to enable people to become more relaxed, more trusting and consequently more authentic, emotionally intelligent and resilient.

By taking responsibility for our personal wellbeing it becomes easier to open up to life and it’s opportunities, to reconnect to our innate creativity and enthusiasm.  It also helps us to develop greater sustainability, prevent burnout, as well as improving our ability to communicate with clarity.

Price:  £60 includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Pay now to book your place: BACS details:
Account number: 57099685
Sort Code: 60-14-30
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Or if you prefer to pay by cheque please email for address details.

Practical Information:

Arrivals from 9am – enjoy a tea or coffee overlooking the lake as we gather for a 9.30am start.

Lunch is home-cooked and uses local produce.  Please email if you have specific dietary requirements when you make your booking.

Bring walking boots and wet-weather jacket.  We will be spending time outside so please come prepared for all weathers!

Please bring an object from Nature that has meaning for you.

Bring something to lie on for your gong bath (a blanket or yoga mat is ideal) and a blanket and/or pillow.  The most important thing is that you can make yourself as comfortable as possible.


Lower Holworthy Farm, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9NY

Holworthy Farmhouse accommodation is Lower Holworthy farm –on sat Nav.  It’s the 2nd farm down lane, shared with Higher Holworthy. The whole road shares the same postcode TA22 9NY

Far to travel?   Want to arrive the day before?

Enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of Wimbleball for a few extra days.

B&B accommodation available at Holworthy Farm, contact Gillian Payne here.

23 April ‘Tales of the Heart’ – FREE entry

Suitable for all ages, join us for an evening of storytelling in Dunster’s historic tithe barn.

Sunday 23rd April, doors open 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start until 9pm.

Dunster Tithe Barn

Priory Green


TA24 6RY