Category Archives: Embodying a Story from your life/Sharing Family Stories

GROUP 2 Resources

Gaining Perspective of Family through Storytelling

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/11/24/Sharing-family-stories-benefits-young-old/UPI-64111322192826/ My first resource is of a father telling the story of one of his first tries at riding a skateboard. He grabs the attention of the whole family with his light humor and casual talk. They all gather round … Continue reading

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Group 2 Blog Blurb and Local Event

Group two divided up the themes of personal storytelling into four different sections. Ian researched storytellings ability to humanize history by gaining specific perspective on broad topics and historical events. (For example; one is much more captivated by a story … Continue reading

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Storytelling As A Modality To Organize Memories

In our reading for this week, The Power of Personal Storytelling, Jack Maguire writes about the many benefits that arise from the practice of personal storytelling.  The point that intrigued me most was his argument that “storytelling renders our livers more … Continue reading

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Personal Storytelling as a Way of Humanizing History

When one is given an overview of historical events, such as in classroom setting, one can feel a certain amount of distance from the past. The telling of the personal stories of those who have experienced historical periods, or events, … Continue reading

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TedXTalks – Brene Brown

Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, shame and empathy, doing research on the ways that these feelings manifest themselves onto our outlook on life. One … Continue reading

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