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Storytelling

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The symbols and metaphors in stories speak to us soulfully

If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life. —  Siberian Elder

Good stories, told well, can also build emotional resilience by helping a child make sense of life.

Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts. —Salman Rushdie

If you keep telling the same sad small story, you will keep living the same sad small life. —Jean Houston

Stories in many contexts

In the wider context, storytelling is currently enjoying a healthy resurgence worldwide. People are rediscovering the power of storytelling in education, business, therapies and the arts. The power of stories is currently being related in TED talks, discussed on blogs, twitter feeds and in universities storytelling courses. Read more about storytelling at my blog and FB page.

Jenni telling 'Molly Whuppie' at the Tweed River Art Gallery

Jenni telling ‘Molly Whuppie’ at the Tweed River Art Gallery

To find video links, recording, article or books visit my extensive storytelling links and resources, on my resources page.

Thanks to Patti J. Christensen for some of the above story quotes.

 

 

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