Healing

The Heart of Storytelling: The American Red Cross Lets Real People Tell Their Stories

Co.Create, Fast Company (New York, NY), December 18, 2012 Summary: With its new Storytellers campaign, The American Red Cross gives a voice–and a camera–to the people who have been helped by the organization. A New Yorker whose home was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, a Michigan teenager whose Red Cross CPR training helped him save a …

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The Heart of Storytelling: The American Red Cross Lets Real People Tell Their Stories

Co.Create, Fast Company (New York, NY), December 18, 2012 Summary: With its new Storytellers campaign, The American Red Cross gives a voice–and a camera–to the people who have been helped by the organization. A New Yorker whose home was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, a Michigan teenager whose Red Cross CPR training helped him save a …

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How a Physician and Nurse Merge Healing, Storytelling

Press-Citizen (Iowa City, IA), July 11, 2012 By Carol Scott-Conner, a professor of surgery at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, author of the book of short stories titled A Few Small Moments. Summary: Every year, we teach new medical students how to take a medical history. An adequate medical history succinctly summarizes the …

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How a Physician and Nurse Merge Healing, Storytelling

Press-Citizen (Iowa City, IA), July 11, 2012 By Carol Scott-Conner, a professor of surgery at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, author of the book of short stories titled A Few Small Moments.   Summary: Every year, we teach new medical students how to take a medical history. An adequate medical history succinctly summarizes …

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Domestic Violence Week Uses Storytelling to Inspire Healing

The Spectator (Seattle University, Seattle, WA), February 22, 2012 Summary: Last week was the second annual Domestic Violence Awareness Week at Seattle University. In spreading awareness on survival and healing, several speakers, including the Thrivers Action Group, or TAG, came to share their stories and spread social awareness. According to TAG member Trese Todd, domestic …

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My Faith: How Storytelling Saved My Life

CNN Belief (Atlanta, GA), August 7, 2011 Summary: By Edward Grinnan, Special to CNN One spring day 25 years ago, I found myself perched on the 21st floor windowsill of a Denmark hotel room, holding what I thought would be my last alcoholic drink. I planned to give it up in a big way. For …

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Storyteller Tries to Ease Tsunami Victims’ Pain

Japanese Times (Tokyo, Japan), May 14, 2011 Summary: A ‘Rakugo’ master is performing classic comedy tales along northeast coast in an effort to bring some cheer to evacuees. The traditional Japanese storyteller kneels in front of a room full of families that have lost everything — their loved ones, their homes, their entire town — …

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The Psychological Power of Storytelling

Psychology Today (New York, NY) , January 16, 2011 Summary: Stories are authentic human experiences. Stories leap frog the technology and bring us to the core of experience, as any good storyteller (transmedia or otherwise) knows. Our brains still respond to content by looking for the story to make sense out of the experience. No …

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