Storytelling is our oldest form of communication.
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Traditionally, oral stories have been handed down from generation to generation. Nobody knows when the first story was told. In the glow of a campfire by an old Indian way? By hunters with stories about heroic deeds? Or, by women who wanted to scare away the fear of their children with stories?
We will never really know. History shows that the stories were very diverse. Myths, legends, fairy tales, trickster stories, fables, ghost stories, hero stories and epic stories. These stories were repeatedly told. They reflected the wisdom and knowledge of people over the centuries.
Most historians and psychologists believe that storytelling is one of the many things that shape our human identity and define our humanity. Stories give shape to our values, norms, convictions, identity, culture, dreams, worldview, desires, but also to our prejudices, opinions, and aversions.
In this age of digital (r) evolution, we need new stories. Stories that are told in other forms and new heroes who stand up. Ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Not just social media narratives which leave wondering about its authenticity. But meaningful stories that satisfy our craving for connection and meaning. Storytelling is the tool that connects us.
Source of inspiration
Joseph Campbell - Mythologist
Dr. David Drake - Founder Narrative Coaching
developed narrative coaching. A method that, using different narratives that form our stories, works at the level of our identity. This methodology also makes possible the different roles and modalities that we can use to realize real individual and/or team transformations. We use different approaches to design thinking as a framework for personal development.
“Stories are at the core of what it means to be human, and they touch every aspect of our lives.”
Gerben Westerhof - Professor Narrative Psychology
Dan Macadam - Psycholoog Northwestern University
Paul Ricoeur - French Philosopher
Henk Hofman and Mieke Bouma - Storytelling Academy
Taste of storytelling
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