Is Your Story Making You Sick?
is a breakthrough new documentary about an innovative approach to healing.
Learn how you can rewrite the toxic stories you tell about yourself.
The film reveals how individuals battling addiction, trauma, and depression can change their stories and transcend their pain.
The film combines top experts in mental health, brave participants sharing their stories, and a revealing look at narrative therapy exercises and modalities.
Humans are story-telling creatures. By thinking, we all unconsciously “author” a self-story in our heads. Most often, the characters and plot of our story is framed by negative experiences from childhood. These painful “stories” then determine our emotions, leading to unhealthy stress, and changes in body chemistry. This is how a person’s self-story can turn into a stress-related illness. Is Your Story Making You Sick?, is a breakthrough documentary film featuring eight courageous people from all walks of life who suffered from a variety of stress-related illnesses. In four, 4-day workshops over 6-months, these people resolutely challenged their old thinking patterns and began to view themselves and their circumstances differently. Through a variety of leading-edge non-pharmacological healing practices and meaningful and oftentimes arduous work with each other, they changed their perspectives, their stories, and thus their lives. Audiences cannot watch this film without pondering the possibility of their own transformation.