Storytelling, out loud or in written form, can provide and emotional connection to you life.  Stories provide a chance to experience a wide variety of emotions through spontaneous verbal expression. 

 

Benefits of Storytelling

 

1. Develop self-compassion for your life story by externalizing it through writing or speaking it out loud to a compassionate other.

 

2. Consider the possibility for change by writing and rewriting your story in increasingly positive ways.

 

3. Telling your story of a problem can inspire a form of action toward change.

 

4. Discover implicit/hidden aspects of your life story in written form and find connections that weave the themes of your life together.

 

Storytelling Coursework:

1. Narrative Therapy