Benefits of Storytelling

  • Activates our imagination
  • Easier learning through storytelling
  • Enhances the enjoyment of language and words
  • Helps improve listening skills
  • Teaches communication and the power of clarifying our thoughts
  • Allows individuals to shine in their own uniqueness
  • Nurtures greater creativity and improvisation
  • Improves oral expression
  • Builds Self-esteem
  • Teaches about cultural diversity
  • Moral and character building
  • Realizing that sharing your story can help others
  • Finding your own voice- It means learning how to express yourself and learning how to think about what has happened in your life in a way that makes sense.
  • Re-affirming your values- It can be a way to clarify what is important.
  • Finding peace, finding hope through storytelling
  • Help others realise that they are not alone, particularly in their struggles.
  • It allows you to practice courage.
  • People will encourage you.
  • It helps you remember the lesson you learned.
  • It keeps you humble- When you realize where you’ve come from you can gain greater perspective on how hard you’ve worked to achieve what you have right now.
  • Sharing Feels Good- Expressing who we are and connecting with others can improve our well-being.
  • Sharing Makes Us Grateful
  • Sharing Increases Trust
  • Sharing Makes Life Real

 

Exploring, sharing, and writing life stories will help you…

 

  • Learn about yourself and become a better you
  • Enrich and enhance your life, stimulate your mind, expand your personal and spiritual growth and development
  • Inspire, encourage, instruct, and entertain others who share your particular ancestry, heritage, ethnicity, background, historic era, lifestyle, disability, illness, life challenge or opportunity
  • Illuminate your experiences, history, culture, for those who DON’T share your particular ancestry, heritage, ethnicity, background, era, lifestyle, disability, illness, life challenge or opportunity
  • Eradicate or diminish stereotyping, biases, presumptions, and bigotry
  • Build bridges of humanity across the differences that often divide and isolate people. Your stories can spur and deepen relationships and contribute to a sense of connectedness, of community, of common good
  • Enliven, ennoble, and enrich workplaces; organizations; churches, synagogues, temples; residential communities.). Replace indifference with the bonds that come from sharing life experiences
  • Honour the wonderful people, travels, cultures and other life experiences that have so enriched you
  • Transmit your precious values, ancestry, personal and family history, and culture across the generations. Influence the future.