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Inviting the Wolf In: Thinking About Difficult Stories

by Loren Niemi and Elizabeth Ellis Book Review by Joan Stockbridge Like a good story, this book can be taken on many levels. Niemi and Ellis have written a book that is an excellent how-to handbook on telling difficult stories as well as a meaningful exploration of the deeper reasons behind the human need to …

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Curriculum: The Women’s Empowerment Program in 2008

By Joan Stockbridge It is a pleasure to offer this report and curriculum for posting on the Healing Story Alliance website. When Gail and I received the $650 grant from NSN in 2003 to develop and document a transferable curriculum, we hoped that many people would be able to make use of the curriculum as …

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Bibliography

(** denotes favorite resources) See Also: Annotated Bibliography by Bill Noonan Ajjan, D. The Day My Father Died: Women Share Their Stories of Love, Loss and Life. Philadelphia, PA: Running Cliffs, 1994. Akeret, Ed.D., and Robert U. Family Tales, Family Wisdom: How to Gather the Stories of a Lifetime and Share Them With Your Family. …

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Culture and Facial Expressions

by Mary K. Clark Are facial expressions a universal language? This was a very small but intriguing study which challenged the theory that facial expressions are the same across diverse cultures. Facial expressions have been called the “universal language of emotion,” but people from different cultures perceive happy, sad or angry facial expressions in unique ways, …

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Digital Storytelling Resources – Health, Education, Social Change …

by Mary K. Clark Some wonderful digital storytelling resources are shared at Culture and health:  A Festival of ideas and resources. Digital storytelling connects us in many ways. If you haven’t checked it out yet and/or are interested in learning more, this article has a great list of sites to get you started: Digital Storytelling …

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Culturally Appropriate Storytelling to Improve Blood Pressure – A Randomized Trial

by Mary K.  Clark Can story be used to improve blood pressure? African-Americans with uncontrolled high blood pressure benefited from an intervention using DVDs of real patients’ stories of how they dealt with their chronic disease. Read the rest of the article at:  http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=71702.  This article is shared  by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  To …

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