16. dec, 2018
A Highly exclusive Persian Night in a private setting "Remembering Rumi"
December 16th (Sun evening 19h30-22h)

by the Grandmaster of Storytelling Ashley Ramsden
Special Thanks to Persian Dutch Network



This is an extraordinary opportunity you do not want to miss!


Join in on an exclusive and intimate evening at a private home, right in the city centre. Step into the world of Persian Nights, take your black chai with cardamon tea, smell the jasmine and join Ashley on a journey through the tempting tales of the renowned Sufi teacher Rumi and get inspired by his wisdom, wit and tenderness.


Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī is the famous 13th Century Persian poet and mystic, who is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual masters and poetical intellects of all time. Through him came the most remarkable poetry, tales and teaching that continue to touch the hearts and souls of people all over the world.


On December 17th of the year 1273 Rumi passed away in Turkey after living a full and rewarding life. 745 years later, we remember his wisdom and share his beauty.



(please let us know if you want us to program this some time again)

Entrance fee: € 40,- (your seat is reserved after payment) incl. a festive Persian meal, fit for a Shah!

For reservations, please send an email with your full name, telephone number and number of people to: michael@DISCstorytelling.com. In response you will get a conformation mail with a payment request. NOTE: Only after your payment has been transferred, your seat is reserved.

 @private home around the fireplace. Location details supplied after booking.
18. nov, 2018

Being able to tell a good story isn’t just a great marketing skill or the job of a good teacher or novelist.
Telling a story with zest and inspiration is something we should all be capable of; it is the best way to connect to other people and it can be a great lifehack.

What is it that you need to be able to tell a great story?
How to start, where to draw material from, how to build in tension, how to capture the audience, how to inspire and ‘show don’t tell…’

In this workshop series Ninke will aim to answer those questions by coming together, writing together and through teaching you a set of writing techniques. We will dive into the possibilities of different narrative structures and character development. We will learn about creating inspiring imaginative spaces for your audience to dwell in.

But, maybe more importantly, we will explore what it is that creative writing can do.
How it can take you to a different headspace, a different experience of time even, and how the act of writing itself can be of help to create ideas, explore memories, dreams, songs, vivid images and thoughts you didn’t even know you had.

We will do so playfully and with the help of easily accessible exercises. In this way, it will become easier to start writing, start the creative process, and help you find the story you want to tell, instead of forcing anything.
 We will enjoy the writing process, discuss and create together, read together and learn to tell our stories in a playful, stress-free way.

Ninke Overbeek is a playwright and dramaturg who lives in The Hague. You might have seen some of her work performed at STET The English Theatre, where her plays This is your last chance to survive and Limbs recalling limbs were performed. She writes for the stage in English and Dutch and researches the possibilities of creative writing processes for the Dutch academic context at the Professorship for Performative Processes in Utrecht (HKU).




Location: "DISC" at Old Molstraat 37, 2513 BA The Hague


Fee: TBA

29. sep, 2018

"I understand the basics of storytelling, but I would like to master it better !!"

"It was a bundle of fun joining a DISC workshop and I would like more !!" 

 "I have a lot of passion for storytelling. Although I've never done a course, I am willing to jump into deep water !!"

If you recognize one of the inner voices above, this course is exactly for you !!!

Francine and Michael will take you on a fun and exciting journey to deepen "the Craft of Storytelling" in only two days! In this course you will discover the craft beyond basic level, learn practical tools and brush up your skills in a safe and encouraging environment. We will work in a very small group, with loads of personal coaching and on a stunning estate, surrounded by ancient trees.


Date: 29, 30 Sept (Sat, Sun) 10h00-17h00
         26, 27 Jan (Sat, Sun) 2019

Location: DISC at the Oosterbeek Estate in the edge of The Hague

Fee: Special  offer € 220-  (Official Price is € 330-)

Participants in this course are asked to bring a short story they wish to work with and are ready to tell. (Up to the length or 10 mins)

Limited places (max 6 people), book early enough so you won't miss it!  

BOOK NOW (if the date link does not show 29,30 sept; please tick 7,8 july)


2. jul, 2018
“A miracle is just a shift in perception from fear to love.”            -Marianne Williamson

Once we realise, the magic of miracles is already all around us and it is for us to invite this magic to reveal itself into our daily lives. 

"It is an 'undoing' of things,
it is 'letting go' of patterns,
it is 'allowing' the magic to come in."
And this is just what we are going to do, together, in the beautiful dunes of The Hague.
Taken by the the hand by one of the great mythological stories, we will explore centuries old wisdom, we will connect to nature and listen to the whispers of our inner voice.
Every day we will start Strandtent het Puntje in the beautiful dunes of The Hague. We will work with stories, silence, breath and (relaxing) exercises.
These morning retreats will not be about learning Storytelling techniques but truely about experiencing how stories can support us on our personal journeys. A calm awakening of our bodies and souls in the midst of nature, while we discover our magical energy together, find the personal intentions in our hearts and allow the magic to fill our days.
"I would highly recommend this course to all who want to work on their personal development." Bart (48)

Dates: 16-20 July (Mon-Fri) 8-10am
          6-10 Aug (Mon-Fri) 8-10am
Location: in the dunes at Strandtent het Puntje MAP
Fee: € 180,- for all 5 days.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water, a little note book and a pen.
Be aware! this is a morning course for only 2hours a day!

Some quotes:

"Before we started I was thinking what can you possible do in just two hours… Well, you can really shift the whole world! :-) "

"We had such a good time at the beach with this course. I loved the way you facilitated the course. It has been a profound experience for the both of us and still is. It also was a very transformative experience which is still carrying on, as we both embraced the magic that came forward as we opened up ourselves."

"For me the course kept its promise. It was energizing and refreshing … magical. Terra and Francine conducted the course in a professional way, perfectly matching stories, exercises and tasks; so making every session an intense and complete whole."

"This course coming on our path was like this strong synchronicity as it physically opened the door to the new phase in our lives we have worked for many years. :-) "

"On the first – slightly rainy - day we stayed in a protected spot in the dunes. All other sessions were conducted on the beach. I certainly enjoyed the unhampered view of the horizon and the wide space to make use of. I also enjoyed being exposed to the elements (the weather was more than kind to us all week but there is always a breeze tugging at you). I couldn’t have wished for a better place to listen – and hear – my inner voice. It was the perfect location for me."
"It was so lovely to be on the beach. This particular spot is a very nice place, with a gentle open
25. jun, 2018

Stories are one of the best ways of bringing people together.

In today's world where families and friends are often spread far afield, connections between people are often maintained by Facebook, Skype and Instagram.  


How can the ancient art of storytelling help rebuild our communities, whether that community is a far flung family, our friends, immediate neighbours, school, church or business?

Using a wide variety of stories and exercises, we will begin to explore how the storyteller can help us deal with loneliness, isolation and fragmentation and begin to create a new sense of community. Suitable for beginners and those with more storytelling experience. 


Course Leader: Sue Hollingsworth MBA is a co-founder of the International School of Storytelling in the UK(www.schoolofstorytelling.com) and co-author of the best selling "The Storyteller's Way: Sourcebook for Inspired Storytelling". She has been performing and teaching all over the world for 20 years with a particular interest in working with real life stories, the old myths and fairy tales and telling outside in nature. You can find out more about her and her work at www.suehollingsworth.com 

Date: 25-29 June (Mon-Fri) 10h00-17h00

Location: "DISC" at Oude Molstraat 37, 2513 BA The Hague