Sound Healer


Sound healer Sandra Chausse. Photo by Rebeca Beeman.


This is probably stating the obvious, but Salt teaches students to tell stories. In the radio track, we use Jon Franklin’s definition of story. Franklin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and he teaches at the University of Maryland. His definition of story goes something like this: A story is a sequence of events where a sympathetic character encounters a challenge and overcomes it.

During her semester at Salt, Natalie Jablonski wrestled a bit with part of that definition — sympathetic character. Her story about a sound healer features a woman with a very uncommon approach to healing, an approach a general audience may find incredibly odd and off-putting. On this Saltcast, Natalie offers a couple of thoughts on how to portray an unusual character as sympathetic.

Dig it.



  1. One Response to “Sound Healer”

  2. By Sandra Chaussee on Nov 16, 2010

    Natalie, I stumbled onto this after trying to locate you by calling the SALT Institute today. I really enjoyed listening to this and finding out how our work together was a learning experience for you. I would like to get in touch with you regarding a project I am working on, so if you read this, please get in touch with me, okay? It’s important!


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