“There’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story.
Nothing can stop it. No enemy can defeat it."

~ Tyrion, Game of Thrones ~


CocoonU Community


With every program, we include membership to our online community where you gain access to our training content and the guides, allies, and potential collaborators.

This is also the space where we want you to strengthen your wings before flight.

For those creating Author Brands, this means sharing content with our members and inviting them to follow you for more and share with others who may be interested.

For those with Expert Brands, this means you offering workshops or sessions to practice every new skill before you offer it to the world while giving our community an experience of your work, so they are educated and empowered to confidently share with your potential audiences/clients.

When you finish your program, you’ll be given the opportunity to stay a member for a low annual membership fee.

Annual Author Playtime Events

In Person

We spend a lot of time together, but it’s usually focused on the work—the st*ry-saving or messaging.

There’s always the sweetness of communion in work sessions and retreats, but we decided we need time to PLAY together too.

So, once a year, we gather together to FOCUS on the FUN with our FAMILIES to join us.

Raised By Story Family Camp

Bring Story to Life for Those You Love

After we published A Religion of Story, Amanda had parents, grandparents, and caregivers reach out to ask for the opportunity to “see this magic unfold LIVE.”

They understood how Story is an answer to their desire to connect more deeply with a child, develop critical thinking, and cultivate character, but they wondered, “How exactly do you start this, and keep the conversation going? How do you make this a way of life?”

Her immediate answer was to design something akin to what she’s done with messengers for the last decade—create LIVE opportunities where they can:

  • take a break from the ordinary world and all of its routines and responsibilities that hold old narratives in place

  • fully immerse themselves in a new world designed to help them clarify their superpowers, entertain new possibilities, and achieve their goals

  • let guides who have already walked the path lead story-driven experiences carefully-crafted to enlighten and empower

  • enjoy the fellowship of others who have chosen similar quests and bring their own complementary superpowers to the greater mission

  • reclaim and heal pieces of themselves that have been abused, abandoned, or abhorred and working in opposition to their goals   

  • choose or deepen faith in their destiny and the journey that brought them to this quest

  • practice and embody the qualities of leadership that will inspire, influence, and impact the individuals, communities, and systems around them


We are in the early stages of designing a high-adventure story camp for families.

"You can’t never let anything happen to him.
Then nothing would ever happen to him."

~ Dory, Finding Nemo ~


High-Adventure Activities for All Ages

...that create felt experiences of Uncertainty (I’ve never done this before. I’m scared/curious/excited.) and require everyone to increase their Self-knowledge (What superpowers do I have to tackle this?) and ask for Training (Who has already done this and can give me some tips?)

Enjoying the Camaraderie

(Hello, complementary superpowers!) of other parents, grandparents, and caregivers who are raising children with intention and mindfulness—children who will likely become the besties of your children after a few days of playing together in Story

Story-Driven Experiences

...designed to help you learn, practice, and begin to embody Story Literacy—a set of tools and skills that will help you engage Story mindfully with your children to develop critical thinking, build character, and have more fun as a family

We will be watching movies together, writing creatively together, designing sets and costumes together, and more!

Our mission is to help you connect more deeply with your children through Story-driven fun, add some powerful tools to your parenting toolkit, and send you home connected to a community of families who want to continue to play and grow together.


Are we the right fit for your story
and journey to saving the world with it?

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