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Day One: Fielding Your Dreams

If you built it, what would "it" be? Join us for a hero's journey into the mysterious corn fields of, Iowa. Bring a loved one with you as we explore baseball, family and where we might end up if we are brave enough to go the distance. 


Ease your Pain

In 2004, Robert Cochrane, PhD, the instructor and

the creator of this course, heard a voice while

watching the Field of Dreams. It told him to take

his dad, Dan, on a two month, 20,000 mile road trip

to see all 30 MLB stadiums. Dan was diagnosed

with Parkinson's disease in 2001, so they knew they

had to go while they could. They did and made the

award-winning documentary series, Boys of Summer

from their experience. 


This new, evidence-based, clinically-tested writing

program is open to everyone, with an emphasis on the parent/child relationship - we encourage you to sign up with your family. We meet online for 90 minutes, once per week over the course of 16 weeks. Participants will write one page per week about their experience and share it on a password-protected Google Drive with classmates. Each participant is also expected to read and leave feedback on two of their fellow classmates pages as this is an ensemble-based program. We will start each session by moving to music that is themed to the stage of the Hero's Journey, then play improvisation games that support our growth, understanding and connection to one another. We will also watch clips from the Field of Dreams that demonstrate stages of the Hero's Journey. All sessions will be recorded so that students who have to miss a session at its scheduled time can catch up at their convenience. 

On the power of storytelling

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou

“The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story. This truth applies both to individuals and institutions.”
― Michael Margolis

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