About The Big I Am

Hello. My name is Craig Malpass and I believe in stories.

Having spent a year and a half living and working on a Buddhist meditation retreat in Devon, England, and being heavily involved in Men’s Work in the UK and Norway for several years, I’ve experienced in myself and others just how the stories we tell ourselves in our lives are incredibly powerful. These stories are not always useful, but if we can authentically see those stories and learn to sit with the difficult emotions they bring up, we can navigate toward a life of meaning, purpose, joy and integrity with ourselves and our loved ones.

Even before I discovered meditation, I’ve been a storyteller; writing for the stage, radio and film I’ve been fascinated at how, as human beings, we are drawn to stories. After all, it’s how we make sense of the world! I am driven to create experiences that provoke thought and challenge and explore cultural issues including politics, the pressures of childhood, modern media ethics, and more...

We all have BIG I AMs – for me I AM a writer, I AM a man, I AM a workshop leader, amongst other things - and with such roles we inherit and give to ourselves, we take on certain expectations to live up to. The more we can see and adjust those expectations the more flow we feel within the current of our lives.

By seeing the stories we carry and sharing our experiences with one another – both in ‘reality’ and through the power of dramatizing our relationship with our world – I believe we can be good to ourselves whilst navigating toward the choices that make sense to our truest self. Then we reap the rewards of a joyful, nuanced, and fully human life.

So that's me in a nutshell. Find our more about my workshops and classes or my creative writing and performances.

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Whether you are interested in booking me to speak, bring a workshop to you, find out more about my storytelling or just want to connect, email me at or complete the information in the message fields on this page.

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