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Sarah Ratermann Beahan

writer  |  rabble rouser  |  facilitator

 

our stories will save us

 
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Hi.  
I'm Sarah.

I believe stories heal.

I believe creating is an innately human act. I also believe that by nourishing and nurturing our relationship to creating we can be better humans. When we are better humans, the whole world benefits. I help people make space for creativity and thereby experience their own version of personal growth. 

In addition to my writing/editing work, I also founded Bewonderment, an online portal for sacred systems to deep expansion. I’ve served two terms as Writer-in-Residence at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts and am on the Board of Directors for the East Central Regional Arts Council. I am the recipient of a 2020 Creative Support For Individuals Minnesota State Arts Board grant to support my research and writing on the topic of creativity and wellness.

A little more of my CV:

  • MFA in fiction writing from Goddard College

  • MS in rural sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia

  • Graduate Certificate in Organizational Change from the Truman School for Public Affairs, UMC

  • BA in english from Webster University

 
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I met Sarah at her Creative Oasis workshop where I publically proclaimed that I did not have an ounce of creativity.  Within a couple hours under her inspiring guidance, I made a kite out of construction paper and Play-Doh.  Creating that kite was my first step to living a fuller healthier life.  Over the last year, I have participated in Sarah’s Story Medicine and Deep Dive workshops and they have been invaluable to my life’s journey.  Through her curriculum, partnership, and playful direction, I have found that creativity is a journey inward toward myself.  At times opening me to the pain that I needed to experience to be healed and at other times freeing me to grow.

Sheree B.

 

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