with an intimate understanding of the power of myth.

For over two decades, Michelle Tocher has been writing, telling stories, and speaking about the healing power of fairy tales. She is author of several celebrated books that demonstrate the practical and spiritual relevance of myth, including Brave Work: A Guide to the Hero’s Journey at Work, and How to Ride a Dragon: Women with Breast Cancer Tell Their Stories.

In addition to writing parables for our times such as the award-winning film “Soul Fish,” and the beloved illustrated book, “The Broad Mind,” Michelle conducts workshops that enable people to step into fairy tales and experience their transformative power.

She has served as an Artist in Residence for Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto, and Casey House, a hospice and treatment center for people with HIV/AIDS. Michelle is passionate about creating common ground through myth-telling, and is constantly creating opportunities for people of all abilities to have meaningful artistic experiences.

Prior to 1995, she was President of Creative Premises Ltd., a communications company that served profit and not-for-profit organizations promoting health and social well-being. She has two Masters degrees, in history and journalism, and is a member of Storytelling Toronto, and Storytellers of Canada (Conteurs du Canada.)

I have had the grace to live “happily ever after” and that is thanks to you, Michelle Tocher. Your classes should have long waiting lists. It is REAL, your work, Michelle, not just fairy tales. REAL.

 – Andy Frank, Broadcaster

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