StoryFest 2021: Workshop - Mindfulness as a Tool for Effective Storytelling

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Workshop - Mindfulness as a Tool for Effective Storytelling
by Nandini Nagpal

Date: Saturday, 26th June 2021
Time: 11am – 1pm
Venue: Living Room, The Arts House
Ticket: $25
Type: Workshop
Platform: In-person


For adult participants ages 18 years old and above.

  • Storytellers & Spoken Word Practitioners
  • Writers
  • Performance Artists
  • Educators
  • Parents & Caregivers
Mindfulness as a Tool for Effective Storytelling

Effective storytelling involves being in the moment – mindful of the experience created for others, as well as oneself. This interdisciplinary workshop invites you to develop a practice of looking inward, to connect deeper with yourself and your story. Learn to connect with stories at a deeper level by blending the elements of two ancient traditions – mindfulness and storytelling. Pick up simple mindfulness techniques to stay grounded and grow self-awareness to better support yourself and your community.

A note on mindfulness:
While secular mindfulness has gained popularity in recent years, it is rooted in an ancient practice that focuses on living with awareness. Practising mindfulness supplements your craft as a storyteller by:
  • being calmer and more connected
  • improving listening skills
  • being more observant and responsive
  • managing stress
  • improving memory
  • being more grounded and anchored, and confident
  • being more empathetic
  • being compassionate to oneself and others
  • Building a deeper connection between the storyteller and the story
  • Apply the qualities of mindfulness when telling stories
  • Cultivating greater self-awareness between the storyteller, the story and the audience
At the end of the workshop, participants will:
  • Use simple and practical mindfulness techniques immediately
  • Connect with audiences more effectively
  • Discover how to integrate mindfulness within your storytelling style
About Nandini Nagpal

Nandini Nagpal is a passionate storyteller who performs a broad range of stories for adults, teenagers, and children at storytelling festivals, public events, libraries and schools across Singapore. She conducts storytelling workshops and has been a workshop presenter at conferences. Apart from being a storyteller, Nandini is a mindfulness trainer and coach and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in counselling.

All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission
Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased
Latecomers advisory: All latecomers must wait for suitable cue for seating
No Refunds, no exchange of tickets

TraceTogether check-in is required
There will be temperature screening before entry into The Art House
Patrons should be masked at all times
Audience groups are to be seated at least 1 metre apart
Patrons are not to move around the venue during programmes
A safe distance of 1 metre should also be observed between patrons and facilitators at all times
There will be no physical interaction between patrons and facilitators

Unauthorized video and audio recording is not permitted for this event.
Photography without flash and without disrupting the artists/performance is permitted within reason.

Presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House
With the support of National Arts Council Singapore
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