Turn Your Rut Stories Into River Stories

March 17, 2014
Hosted by Cathy Roberts

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What stories do you tell about your life? How do you tell your story? When faced with the unwanted and unexpected, our stories help us make sense of tragedy and loss. Stories give us structure and a frame and help us adapt to change. Words are powerful and the narratives we create can keep us bumping along in familiar ruts or jolt us onto new paths. Tonya Parker helps us identify characteristics of rut stories and river stories. She teaches us how to recognize when we are telling a rut story, shows how our rut stories might obstruct us, and then she offers us her four step process to get out of our rut story and into our river story. Come prepared to sharpen your inner listening skills and take a look at how you tell your own personal narrative to yourself and others. Learn to identify your personal favorite rut stories and how they hold you back. Play with the process and turn one of your rut stories into a river story. Change your story, change your life!

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Voices for Healing supports people dealing with loss and change. Our show brings experts who transform loss to people who want to become whole. Serving as wise friends, counselors, and guides, our host and guests help us turn adversity into opportunity. Our vision is to create a diverse community of listeners and guests who learn and teach tools and techniques to help us wake up to who we really are and to become the masters of our own lives.

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Cathy Roberts

Cathy Roberts

Cathy is a counselor, teacher, and healer with 35 years of experience inspiring and guiding people to live life to the fullest. Her quest to heal her own early childhood loss and trauma began in her 20’s and continues to this day. Especially interested in psychology and spirituality, Cathy is involved in a variety of individual and group practices.

After many years as an educator and parent, Cathy completed a master’s degree in pastoral counseling in 2000. At about the same time she became interested in energy healing, and continues to study and practice QiGong, Yoga, Energy Medicine, and Reiki. In 2004 she opened her counseling practice, working with individuals and families who want to get the most out of life and create healthy relationships. She is an engaging speaker and leads spiritual and organizational retreats.

Cathy believes that life holds ongoing possibilities for resiliency and renewal. She knows firsthand that loss can motivate people to change and grow. Passionate about sharing the transformative power of loss with others, she is delighted to broaden her outreach via radio. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, long walks in nature, delicious foods, and connecting with friends and family, including her three adult children, their partners, and her two grandchildren.

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