Coaching Stories

As you continue to work with stories, people will come to you to help them with their stories. At this point you take on the role of the “coach.” However, unlike a football or volleyball coach where he or she is concerned about the team, the storytelling coach gears their session based not on a group’s need, but the teller. The term coach can also in some cases illicit bad memories of someone who berated another for their inability or inexperience. This is not the role

Storytelling and Healing

Listening to story is a Healing Practice initially recorded on DECEMBER 31, 2010 in STORYTELLING AND HEALING Storytelling: A Healing Art As we discuss our healthcare, let us not forget the value of listening. This reminded me of an interview that I did and thought I would share again. Healing is about listening and what better way than telling stories? Storytelling is a way we can address healing. Increased pain and frustration happens when we are silenced. As a storytel

Ten Ways Storytellers can Help Each Other

Create a legacy for tomorrow. People are hungry for stories. It is part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another. ------Studs Terkel How Do Storytellers Help Novice Storytellers Learn the Craft? 1.. Robin Moore in his book said, “Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller, waiting to be released.” However, unless we truly listen to the stories, regardless of how they are told, we will never h

Ten Tips to Help Use Stories to Promote Transformation

To be a person is to have a story to tell. -Isak Dinesen 1. Change begins with perception. Remember the telling experience is connected to the listening experience. Someone once told me the reason he considered himself to be a good storyteller is not because he can tell 100 stories, but because he listens to 1000. If telling a story is like a finely woven quilt, one must realize telling comes from the same fabric as listening. 2. Your listeners are the reason for telli