Ellane Chandler studied writing at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She also participated in a writing circle whose sessions were modeled on the practice Natalie Goldberg offers in Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind. When Ellane moved to Asheville, she kept on the lookout for another writing circle. When she joined Story Medicine on its first session in March 2011, she also gained an opportunity to learn more about healing, a process that continues to fascinate her. She was particularly drawn to the idea that she could “rewrite [her] deepest reality as one that best serves [her] life and wholeness.” She has done so by crafting her experience with perfectionism, outcasting, and the consequences of serious mistakes into performance pieces, taking back a sense of dignity and self-respect that she thought she had lost for good.
Dr. Brian T. Lumb graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport, IA in 1995. Prior to chiropractic college, he received his Bachelors in Physical Education from San Diego State University. Brian has served on teaching staff for Wise World Seminars since 2008. He also serves on the Transformation Gate staff since 2004 - a team of the top Network Practitioners in the world chosen by the developer of Network Spinal Analysis, Dr. Donny Epstein. Brian has also worked with many high profile clients to include Tony Robbins. He is an adjunct professor at Sherman College where he teaches NSA as an elective. Brian practices in Asheville, North Carolina at the business he created with his wife, Nourish & Flourish, a wellness center and organic juice and tea bar.
An engaging teacher and public speaker, Brian’s energetic, informative, and entertaining message inspires personal action. His work with Story Medicine combines his desire to facilitate personal transformation and his passion for utilizing people’s life stories as a means for growth and accessing one’s own genius.
Christina Xiong has been a certified Story Medicine facilitator since 2015. She is currently completing her MA in English and Creative Writing, with a poetry concentration, from Southern New Hampshire University. She holds a BA in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She has been published numerous times, including Slipstream, 2011 and Wild Goose Poetry Review, 2017. Christina is a certified North Carolina peer support specialist. She is a passionate researcher who gravitates toward African American and multi-ethnic literature. She lives in the foothills of Western North Carolina with her husband and daughter.
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