Regarding the 11-session Course on

"Using a 'Storytelling Therapy' Method

for Life Coaching, Counselling, and

Therapy," which has been taught 3

times each year from 2017 to 2020 --


Dr Eric is now giving training in this

material one-on-one.


The content of the trainings is similar

whether it is taught to a group, or





Applications of this Storytelling Therapy

method include:

*  Providing Training in Life Skills, Soft Skills,

and Communication Skills,

*  Providing Life Coaching,

*  Facilitating Personality Development, and

*  Facilitating Healing,

in addition to Providing Counselling and Therapy.




In the one-on-one format:


8 weekly (60-minute) sessions,

on days and times to be arranged.


Via Zoom videoconference, or in Dr Eric's

roof-top garden in Mylapore, Chennai.


Fee: Rs 12,000.




A Review of the Course (by a participant) is here.




The Storytelling Therapy method I am helping

to develop, and am practising and teaching,

has 8 steps:


1) Tell one's "Life story" (perhaps a ten-minute version).

2) Listeners share similar experiences.

3) Identify turning points, outstanding motifs, and themes.

4) Gather "Associative stories" (using free association).

5) Add to and otherwise modify any of the above-mentioned stories.

6) Speak to and as characters in the stories.

7) Bring to mind metaphors for aspects of the stories.

8) Compose a "Healing story" (An Inspiring / Encouraging /

Guiding / Integrating / Transforming story.)


As part of

> 6) Speak to and as characters in the stories,

we would use the "Active Imagination" technique

that was first developed by Carl Jung,


The 8 steps in more detail are here.


This 8-step method is based on

Carl Jung's 3-step therapeutic approach.




Links to the Course readings (most of

them are optional) are at


There is only one written assignment

(to write down the Healing/Transforming

story one would have composed for oneself).




Fairytale Therapy is an important part of

this Course. The Course reading list has

numerous essays on the topic, including

my essay,


"Fairytale Therapy: A Type of Storytelling Therapy,"




Regarding my experience with

Storytelling and Videoconferencing --


Links to recordings of 20 videoconferences

I have co-facilitated over the past 20 years

are at .

(Item 22 on this webpage is a link to a

recording of part of the Opening Session

of the Feb-May 2020 edition of this Course.)


In 2017, I guest-edited "Ways Storytellers

are Using Audio- and Videoconferencing

for Training, Discussion, and Performance" --

a 12-page section of the USA National

Storytelling Network's Storytelling Magazine.

This section is at





Regrding Counselling:


I have earned an MSc in Psychology from the

University of Madras., and have also completed

a one-year course on "Psychological Counselling"

given by Chennai Counsellors' Foundation


I am on staff as Psychological Counsellor at

at Apollo Hospitals (Apollo Clinic, T Nagar, Chennai), . 




The group Course is described further here.


Please let me know if you might have any

questions relating to the one-on-one training

that is currently (March 2021) being offerred

instead of the Course.




Best regards,


- Eric



Dr Eric Miller

(PhD in Folklore, MSc in Psychology)

India mobile: 98403 94282



World Storytelling Institute,

Chennai Storytelling Festival,

Storytelling Therapy Association of India --


Virtual Storytelling Conference (16-17 May 2020),


Assistant Director,

East West Center for Counselling and Training,

Indian Institute of Psychodrama --



Indian Storytelling Network --




Life Narrative,