Does my story matter?
Does my voice matter?
Does my heart matter?
How can I move into a new story, the one God designed for me to live?

re|story Groups are founded on the belief that we are best known, seen and understood -- and our stories are best read -- in the presence of others. We believe that what was once broken in relationship is healed in relationship.

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Have you ever wondered, "why am I like this?" or "why does this keep happening to me?" or "why am I always stuck?" Our groups invite you to deeply reflect on your personal narrative in order to grow in awareness of how the experiences of your past impact your present spirituality, relationships and everyday life.

They are a safe environment where you will be guided by Northern Colorado's experts in story-work while gaining insight into how your unique story impacts your life today.


 
It’s time to listen to our own story. It is the force that orients us toward the future, and yet we don’t give it a second thought, much less a careful examination. Our own life is the thing that most influences and shapes our outlook, our tendencies, our choices and our decisions.
— Dr. Dan Allender, To Be Told

New Group Fall 2017!

This group is now full

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It's time to restory your life.
Join us this fall for Northern Colorado's only story-based group!

10 Weekly Group Sessions
Tuesdays, September 12 - November 14, 4:30-6 p.m.
Limited to 8 Participants 

This group is co-ed, with equal women and men. This is on purpose, as we recognize the dynamics of gender in the process of healing and the importance of engaging our stories in the context of the greater community. 


Fall 2017 re|story Group
500.00

10 Weekly Group Sessions
Tuesdays, September 12 - November 14
4:30-6 p.m.

@ Restoration Counseling
155 W. Harvard Street, Suite 401, FoCo

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You are a story. You are meant to reveal God. You were meant to co-author your story with God. Your life is meant to be revelatory.
— Dr. Dan Allender

Group Sessions are $50/session, with payment due in full upon registration. Total cost: $500

This group is now full

Due to the nature of the group, it is important that group members commit to attend all sessions. While we understand life and family emergencies may interfere, your consistency and presence is important for the continuity of the group and to offer dignity and honor to group members. Please review your calendar prior to registration. Thank you!
Additionally, some insurance companies that offer mental health services may cover some of the cost. Contact your company for more details.

Meet the re|story Group Facilitators

Chris Bruno, LPC

Chris is a graduate of The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, offering the nation's pre-eminent story-based training. He has also received advanced training to Dr. Dan Allender's Externship program, and served for 3 years alongside Dr. Allender. 

He is the founder of Restoration Counseling and Restoration Project, author of Man Maker Project and Brotherhood Primer. He works with some of the most courageous men and women on earth as they investigate their stories and seek God's re-interpretation of their most core traumas. 

Prior to this, he served for 10 years in international missions. He and his wife of 22 years enjoy their 3 teenagers, and sometimes sneak away to mountain trails, strong coffee or a local microbrew.


Terry Bohn, LPCC

Terry is a Restoration Counseling therapist, has served men, women and couples for over ten years, and remains passionate about stories of all kinds. He has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School, serves as the Colorado Alumni Coordinator for the school and The Allender Center, has led and participated in community/life small groups for fifteen years, and has partnered with diverse clients navigating complex change for almost three decades.

Terry loves everything about Colorado, the great outdoors, road cycling, photojournalism, roasting his own coffee, classic films, potluck dinners and engaging conversation just about anywhere.

 


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What does participating in a re|story group entail?

1.

Group members will be guided to write a specific narrative from their lives - a shaping event or hinge-moment that has come to have meaning and/or power in their lives. This story will be entered by the facilitators, who will offer individual insight and feedback. Then, group members will each have the opportunity to read and engage their stories to the larger group.

 

2.

Each week, group members will be offered additional reading and/or videos to prepare for the next session. Group leaders will facilitate a discussion that leads members into further insight and understanding of the dynamics of story and its impacts on our everyday lives and views of God, ourselves and the world.

 

3.

Many people ask, "I'm already in a Bible study or small group. How is a re|story group different?" These groups very intentionally enter into each individual's story as our primary text. With the help of expertly trained facilitators, we begin to investigate the core war for each participant, name the truth of the story, and begin to re-interpret the narrative from a gospel perspective. We fully recommend participants have a community, and yet very few enter one another's narratives with kindness, curiosity and hope.

 
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