Adam Sargant's love for traditional folktales began in early childhood, growing up on the tales of King Arthur and Robin Hood. As a teenager he thrived on the works of Alan Garner, Susan Cooper and translations of the Mabinogion. Adam first started telling stories in a traditional sense when he was invited to play didgeridoo for Australian Aboriginal Elder and storyteller Francis Firebrace. Afterwards, Francis kindly gave him permission to tell some of his tales. This is where it all began for Adam.
Following this he started to include storytelling in his NLP/hypnotherapy practice, when he worked as a mental health nurse and used therapeutic metaphor as a component of therapy.
Adam has now been telling stories for several years at festivals and storytelling groups, taking stories from various sources as well as crafting his own.
Explore how story and mindfulness can motivate and empower people to make change. During this panel discussion, you'll hear why story and mindfulness can empower people in various settings, including an argument for increasing such practices in health and well-being settings.