Sara K. Schneider, Ph.D. is trained as a performance anthropologist, with degrees from Yale and NYU, and is the CEO & Founder of The Human Journey® . She consults to hospices, healthcare, and mission-driven organizations on learning and growth, and trains professionals to help families and support groups develop belonging, the capacity for meaning-making, and communication skills when they’re in the heart of change.
The proprietary The Human Journey® Experience that she created, designed, teaches, and licenses to organizations and individual practitioners has been called a “brilliantly crafted family tool” and celebrated for its permission-giving to participants, allowing them to “identify the level of openness, vulnerability, and sharing that feel right to them,” an experience that, when used in the hospice setting, patients may need “more than the morphine.”
Sara has designed and facilitated strategy sessions, programs, trainings, and retreats for such healthcare clients as Joliet Area Community Hospice, the American Holistic Nurses Association, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, and the Esalen Institute, as well as for not-for-profit and corporate clients. Her books on human performance have been published by Yale University Press, Cuneiform Books, and Pendragon Press.
You can learn more about her work at www.the-human-journey.com .
In this episode we discuss:
THE HUMAN JOURNEY®, and how is it designed to help folks at end of life?
Why do we have to wait until the end of life to contemplate death?
What is the Hero’s Journey and how does it play into the human Journey?
How do you think about the role of story in THJ?
In what ways, if any, do you see a kind of spiritual underpinning to THJ? / Why don’t you consider it “therapy”?
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