Storytelling, out loud or in written form, can provide an emotional connection to your life. Stories provide a chance to creatively explore a wide variety of emotions through spoken or written 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 about a old problem can inspire a new action toward change.
4. Discover implicit/hidden aspects of your life story and find the connections that weave the themes of your life together.