In addition to being an author, Christina Baldwin is a thoughtful and engaging speaker. Following are some of her interviews and podcasts. And at the bottom of this page is a link to reading guides and other printable gifts.
Christina Baldwin: Story Comes Home
For over a decade, the local theater mounted a weekend story-telling event featuring the Women Of Whidbey (WOW).
In March 2017, it was Christina’s turn to showcase a glimpse into her life and work. “Writer in Her Own Residence: Story Comes Home”
To watch on YouTube, click here.
Storytelling for Understanding and Healing – Episode 77 of the Podcast, What Could Possibly Go Right?
A Podcast with Vicki Robin of Resilience.org and Christina Baldwin
In each episode of What Could Possibly Go Right? host Vicki Robin asks “cultural scouts”— artists, activists, and academics who endeavor to see clearly, act courageously, and serve the common good — what they see on the horizon. In early May 2022, she interviewed Christina.
In this interview, Christina discusses a variety of topics, including:
- The “need for story to survive” and to capture our humanness
- How journal writing and archiving allows us to process experiences for greater understanding
- The role of story in healing trauma and organizing insights
- That our lives are a blessing, sharing wisdom with futures we cannot see or know
- The intersection of heart-led “squishiness” and fierceness in conversations, to find commonality with others
To listen, or to watch on YouTube, click here.
Hanging by a Thread: A Braid of Stories that Define Who We Are
with Christina Baldwin (Online – April 2022)
Offered by The Jung Center, Community for Conscious Aging Lunch and Learn Series
Life hangs on a narrative thread. This thread is a braid of stories that define who we are, what the world is like, and how we make our way. In this interactive seminar, Christina Baldwin, co-founder of The Circle Way, and author of Storycatcher, speaks to her decades of work on the power and practice of story and its capacity to make meaning of life’s raw experiences. She believes personal narrative is the foundation for resilience and engagement in these times and that as we “stand in our own stories” we discover how to also stand with the larger story.
Click here to go to the Community for Conscious Aging website and listen to the archived interview (April 2022).
Fire and Water Podcast with QT: Holding Space with Christina Baldwin
with Quanita Roberson, Tenneson Woolf and Christina Baldwin (April 2022)
Longtime PeerSpirit colleagues Quanita Roberson and Tenneson Woolf host a conversation with Christina centered on holding space for connection using The Circle Way.
To listen to the conversation with Christina, click here.
Widening Circles – the Healing Circles Lineage (5-Part Webinar Series)
Calling the Circle: A Leader in Every Chair (Part 1)
An Interview with Diana Lindsay, Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea
Healing Circles Langley grew out of founders Diana and Kelly Lindsay’s intersection with The Circle Way, Commonweal, and their desire to provide a safe space for people to explore the nature of healing in whatever trauma, illness, or challenge life presented. The small, homey center at the edge of the village quickly became a hub of community counsel, staffed by skilled volunteer facilitators. Other cities picked up their pattern and soon the idea evolved into Healing Circles Global. In the past 18-months the pandemic fostered exponential growth of on-line circles. These dialogues honor the foundational traditions of Healing Circles.
Click here to link to Christina and Ann’s interview, and click here to access the full series that includes Parker Palmer (Center for Courage and Renewal), Michael Lerner (Commonweal), and Diana Lindsay (Healing Circles Global), followed by a panel discussion with all of them.
In Conversation with Christina Baldwin
A Podcast with Sheila Bender and Christina Baldwin
Sheila Bender, author, poet, writing instructor, and founder of the website, Writing It Real, interviewed Christina at the end of 2019. They discussed Christina’s writing journey from her early journaling years to her current projects.
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Visit Sheila’s website, Writing It Real to learn more about her, her online classes and the books she’s authored, and sign up for her newsletter.
Why Keep Writing in the Age of Text and Tweet?
Telechat between Christina Baldwin and Lynda Monk of the IAJW (International Association for Journal Writing)
“Whatever happened to reflection? People everywhere are hunched over devices and thumb typing bits and bytes or scrolling through newsfeeds or Instagram making hearts and comments. Me too—AND I invite us to remain committed to telling ourselves the longer story of our lives because we are the only ones tending that narrative, and that narrative is the rock we stand on for making every decision and setting direction.”
In this telechat Christina and Lynda Monk delve into the importance of attaching to oneself through journal writing, making meaning of our stories, and being responsible for our own meaning-making.
Listen to the interview here:
Reading Group Guidelines, Study Guides, and Other Printable Gifts
Following are discussion and study guidelines for two titles most commonly enjoyed by groups. The Meeting Master is sourced from The Circle Way; try it next time you need to facilitate a meeting. Story STARter is an intriguing way to define life turning points and explore the stories you have created from your own life experience. And please enjoy two short essays from Christina’s class work. See the Blog for her ongoing thoughts.