Programs

Here are the programs Joanne has designed and presented to date. For information on programs she may present or design for you, contact Joanne.

Your Hero’s Journey – Found in many narratives around the world, the hero’s journey can be considered a template for our lives. This is because we are all called to own unique and fulfilling purpose. Participants are encouraged to look deeply into the fun things they did as children. This leads to an understanding of our divine gifts and ways to bring them to the world.

Cosmology and Seasonal Observances – What’s right, the scientific or spiritual story of the Universe? Why not both? When viewed through the lens of a loving and nurturing Cosmological Story, our ancient seasonal celebrations become more meaningful. Additionally, they are common to all traditions. Therefore, we can celebrate in ways that unite people.

Introduction to Spiral Dynamics – Behavioral psychology has identified stage development models that help explain why people make decisions differently, and how to use this understanding to create positive outcomes. The experiential portion of this program helps participants engage their developmental subsystems to better understand themselves and others, and to identify areas in need of attention and rehabilitation.

Author talks – these can combine book readings and signings, personal stories, and audience questions and participation.