Nurses Speak

A special storytelling event for nurses.

Calling all NURSES to tell your stories!

Everyone has stories, but nurses have more than most.

You’re being invited to share your personal and professional stories in this empowering and uplifting workshop.

NURSES SPEAK: sharing personal and professional stories

from the art and science of nursing.

You’re a nurse, and you know that nurses are the backbone of the healthcare industry. You’ve spent years helping others in the community, and you have unique and powerful stories to tell. Those stories deserve to be heard.

It’s time to bring your stories into the light. This is a unique opportunity for you to reflect on your life as a nurse so that others can know who you are and what you do.

Join us in discovering and crafting a story that you can share

from your nurse’s heart.

Nurses Speak is a transformative five-day experience utilizing the “StoryHealers” process developed by Tanya Taylor Rubinstein, Santa Fe’s own internationally renowned solo performance coach.

You'll be expertly guided through a series of powerful exercises that will take you from story to stage in just five days.

JOIN US for Nurses Speak if you are:

  • interested in speaking your truth about what being a nurse is all about.
  • curious about the transformative power of storytelling.
  • ready for a journey to discover the truth about your life as a nurse.
  • hungry for time to deeply process the experience of being a nurse.
  • eager to improve your ability to communicate clearly.
  • desirous of healing your nurse’s soul.

Nurses Speak

Thursday, Dec. 4th 2014 at 6pm to Monday, Dec. 8th 2014 at 9pm

Santa Fe, NM, United States

Santa Fe, NM

Near downtown Santa Fe

(Directions upon registration)

Call Mary Rives: 505-428-0184

Email Sally Fox:


Thursday, 12/4/14, 6-9 pm

Friday, 12/5/14, 6-9pm

Saturday, 12/6/14, 10am-5pm

Sunday, 12/7/14, 10am-5pm

Monday, 12/8/14:

  • 12pm-4pm, optional rehearsal time
  • 5pm-6pm, dress rehearsal
  • 7pm: public reading at Jean Cocteau Theater

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

The Juicy Details...

  • You'll be in a supportive, nurturing environment with other nurses.
  • You'll receive expert guidance and facilitation over the course of five days.
  • Because we love nurses, this workshop is this workshop is being offered free of charge as our thank you to nurses for their caring service.
  • Writing materials are included.
  • Snacks and filtered water will be served.
  • Those with allergies will be happy to know that the workshop will be held in a fragrance-free building. We ask that folks be as fragrance-free as possible.
  • You'll receive a professionally produced DVD of the public reading.
  • The storytelling evening on december 8th is a benefit for nurses! Proceeds from ticket sales will go to New Mexico Nurses Foundation.

Nurses Unite for Storytelling!

  • You're a nurse with stories to tell within the context of a safe, supportive environment.
  • Sally and Mary are skillful, kind guides for your upcoming transformative experience.
  • We were trained by Tanya Taylor Rubenstein of StoryHealers International
  • Are you ready for an absolutely amazing ride during this uplifting workshop that will culminate with sharing your story on stage?
  • Whether you're curious or ready to dive in, call Mary today at 505-428-0184 or email Sally at

Sally Fox and Engaging Presence

Sally Fox, Ph.D., has been facilitating groups of professionals for twenty-five years. She ran leadership empowerment programs for nurses in the Seattle and Chicago areas. Her style is compassionate and insightful. Sally is a StoryHealer facilitator and is also a performer herself. She’s written and performed a monologue about dealing with early onset dementia called Please Help Me Remember. More information about Sally is available at:

Mary Rives and Healing Heart Stories

Mary Rives, BA, MS, has been married to a nurse for 25+ years. As a former social worker, one of her greatest joys continues to be helping others experience the healing and liberating power of creative self-expression. Mary has acted in plays, improv acting troupes, and performed monologues. She provides hospice care, is a life enthusiast, life coach, Laughter Yoga leader, StoryHealer facilitator, and transformational author. Visit to learn more about Mary’s Healing Heart Stories and to read her personal story in her co-authored book, Journey to Joy.