Welcome to Healing Story Alliance

Founded over 25 years ago, Healing Story Alliance is an alliance of artists and practitioners who view storytelling as a healing art. HSA currently offers dynamic programming and online resources that promote healing of the self, society, and the earth. We are no longer a member-based organization requiring dues. We welcome anyone into our circle who is interested in the healing power of story to bring about positive change. Join our new mailing list to keep abreast of our offerings!


Special Event Fundraiser for HSA

This is a special-event fundraiser for Healing Story Alliance! Join us to explore the art of Kintsugi with Kristin Pedemonti! Through guided reflections and hands-on learning, attendees will experience the physical art and profound metaphors of Kintsugi in a step-by-step process. Engaging in this uplifting endeavor, imagine how you will put the pieces back together! No experience necessary.


Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 7:00pm-8:30pm EDT

(Open Mic Story Share and Reflection: last half hour)

Join the Healing Story Alliance for a special gathering to share and explore stories of kindness in its many faces and forms. Through folk tales and personal stories, we will dive deeply into multiple experiences of kindness. What is it? How does it impact us and our relationships to ourselves, to each other, to the world? Come and listen to “kind stories” shared by both professional tellers and community members and see what memories of kindness emerge for you.

Keeping Our Oars In The Water:
Gathering To Bear Witness To Experiences
And Stories Of Vulnerability And Resilience

OARS in the Water
Wednesday, March 22nd
7:00 pm-8:30 pm EDT
Hosted by Penny Post and Joe Doolittle
Theme: All Our Families

Join us to explore the elements that help create bonds between the people we call family, whether they’re related by blood or other facets of kinship.

OARS in the Water is a facilitated Zoom gathering on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month 7:00pm-8:30pm EST offered by Healing Story Alliance to create a listening space to share the experiences and stories that have emerged through this turbulent time. This is not a therapeutic circle but we do hope it will be healing, supportive and inspiring.

ABOUT the Healing Story Alliance Website

This website offers resources, guidance and practical applications for storytelling, revealing and reflecting the many facets of healing story in the world today and in the past. In addition to bibliographies, and links, there is a library of articles on Healing Stories and Storytelling. Our acclaimed Journal, Diving in the Moon: Honoring Story, Facilitating Healing, is available from 2013-2017 as an e-journal on the HSA website.

All authored writing on the Healing Story Alliance website is the copyrighted property of its author. These resources are intended for not-for-profit educational use. Any commercial use of resources on this website must be arranged directly with the author of the text or video.

Many are drawn to our site in search of answers or resources for dealing with the pain and tragedy of turbulent current events in the personal, social and global realms. This interest is addressed in our compilations of stories which we encourage you to explore.

  • Healing Treasures: Stories intended to precipitate conversation, and guide teaching and healing with participants.
  • Stories We Live: Personal stories and methods for gathering and applying life experiences as healing references.
  • Stories for Children in Crisis: Compiled by Laura Simms, includes stories, articles, and links, drawn from years of research and professional work with children.
  • Stories for Peace: storytelling in pursuit of peace and understanding.
  • Healing the Earth: featuring stories contributed by storytellers working in environmental settings or on educational projects with an environmental theme.

HSA has been a long standing Special Interest Group of the National Storytelling Network. It then became fiscally sponsored by Story Arts Inc, a NY state 501 c 3 arts organization dedicated to the fine art of storytelling and to its educational applications. As a subsidiary project of Story Arts Inc., HSA functioned as a not for profit arts organization under Story Arts Inc.’s fiscal umbrella. HSA has now established it’s own not for profit organization in New York State and has received IRS recognition as an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.

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