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Creative workshop: The Story of Song

  • Multipurpose Room 1, Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre 251 Faraday Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)

So often we are our own worst critic. Do these narratives sound familiar to you?

  • “Why did she pick me to lead this project? I don’t think I’m experienced enough for this.”
  • “OMG I sounded so stupid in front of that guy. I wish I didn't say that, I’ll try not to speak up again.”
  • “No wonder I didn't get enough likes on that photo, I look so chubby.”

We all create stories about ourselves, many of which are untrue and unhelpful. When your critical inner voice takes over, you may feel like you’re never good enough. Maybe you constantly compare yourself to others, and lose sight of what makes you exceptional.

In this Beyond Story workshop, Psychologist and Chief Story Hunter, Christine Yeung, we’ll use song to connect more deeply with ourselves, and each other. Research suggests that self-expression can be a powerful way to retrain your inner voice and reshape your inner narratives.

Experienced StoryArtist Sherry-Rose Bih Watts will share her story of finding a means of self-expression through singing and using it to overcome her self-doubt. In a fun, creative and nurturing space, we’ll join together in song.

We’ll also explore strategies for understanding and letting go of our judgmental inner voices, so you can build self-compassion and reconnect with the unique beauty within you.

 This workshop is for everyone – no vocal skills needed.

What you will learn

  • Explore strategies to understand and let go of our judgmental inner voices
  • Build self-compassion

What you will get

  • Gain new insights about your narratives that you have been telling yourself
  • Reconnect with the unique beauty within you

About our StoryArtists


Sherry-Rose is a young woman currently studying a Bachelor of International Relations at La Trobe University. With an intense love of life fuelled by her passion for people, music and the empowerment of women and girls.

Sherry-Rose is always seeking new and engaging ways to experience, blend and share with others. She has worked and volunteered in a number of roles including being a peer educator on the issue of forced marriage with Red Cross Australia, a Youth Activist with Plan International Australia as part of their Because I Am A Girl campaign and is currently a Shout Out Speaker with Centre for Multicultural Youth and a Brimbank Youth Ambassador.

Inspired by her experiences and personal self –love journey, as a performer and singer-songwriter Sherry-Rose loves to weave tales and lessons through music to be shared with diverse audiences.


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