The power of storytelling, using stories in community and in connecting
Jul 31, 2009
Stories are the most basic tool for connecting us to one another. Research shows that storytelling not only engages all the senses, it triggers activity on both the left and the right sides of the brain. Because stories elicit whole brain/whole body responses, they are far more likely that other kinds of writing to evoke strong emotions. People attend, remember, and are transformed by stories, which are meaning-filled units of ideas, the verbal equivalent of mother's milk. -- Mary Pipher
I really love the use of written story, but I appreciate the oral story more, because it happens in Restorative Justice talking Circles.
There is something that happens when we listen to a good story. We construct our story along side the one that we hear. We can place ourselves into the other persons story.
Stories are, our gifts we give people. We aren’t very good at listening so we don’t take the time for story.