Deena Metzger: Stories Heal Us

Stories heal us because we become whole through them. In the process of writing, of discovering our story, we restore those parts of ourselves that have been scattered, hidden, suppressed, denied, distorted, and forbidden, and we come to understand that stories heal.   —Deena Metzger

This video of Deena Metzger records her talking about her novel Feral at the Capitola BookCafe, in Capitola, CA.  Deena Metzger is a poet, novelist, essayist, storyteller, teacher, healer and medicine woman who has taught and counseled for over forty years, in the process of which she has developed therapies (Healing Stories) which creatively address life threatening diseases, spiritual and emotional crises, as well as community, political and environmental disintegration. She has spent a lifetime investigating Story as a form of knowing and healing.