Adventures in the Kitchen: Re-Authoring Stories of Home
May 4, 11, and 18
Adventures can be found in all aspects of life. At times, we venture outward, towards extraordinary treasures. Most often, we’re called to remain in our homes and our communities. We are able to build and grow and share stories. These Ordinary Adventures can teach us how to find value and deepen meaning in even the most mundane acts and experiences.
There is no better place to begin an exploration of Ordinary Adventures than in our kitchens. The act and commitment of procuring, preparing and presenting food to our friends and loved ones is nothing short of magical.
In this series of two hour workshops (click below for detailed descriptions on each class), we will explore our own Ordinary Adventures while learning useful culinary skills. Incorporating traditional kitchen practices into regular family life can literally and metaphorically deepen our relationships, to ourselves and to one another. Participants will be introduced to narrative storytelling and practice strategies for sharing preferred stories for growth and development.
It is highly recommended that all three workshops are taken together, as they will build upon one another.
Stories create and shape the reality of our lives. For the last twenty years, Jason has had the honor of helping people to re-author preferred stories about themselves, their families and their organizations. In his work as a psychologist, educator and storyteller, Jason’s passion for collaborative story work has grown into a full-time commitment and personal perspective.
Jason S. Frishman, PsyD is a psychologist with a doctorate from William James College (formerly MSPP,) and a Master’s degree in Adventure Therapy from Georgia College and State University. He is a clinician and partner at Networks, Inc., a non-profit mental health organization based in Burlington, VT (www.networksvt.org). He is also an active partner of the VT StoryLab, a project committed to helping Vermont non-profits deepen their impact through storytelling strategies (www.vermontstorylab.org). For almost ten years, Jason and his wife, Shana, co-owned FolkFoods, LLC, where they developed and produced healthy, local food products, sold at farmers’ markets and cafes, and offered food education workshops.
Fri, May 4 from 6pm - 8pm
Fri, May 11 from 6pm - 8pm
Fri, May 18 from 6pm - 8pm