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Storytelling



Storytelling is an ancient art form that is fundamental to every culture and community. It has the ability to connect, inspire, teach, and even work through conflict and solve large problems. Listening to others tell their stories and telling our own in turn is one of the most powerful ways we create community and form relationships as human beings. The stories we tell each other help us make sense of the world and our experiences, and many traditions believe—and a lot of science supports—that the stories we tell about ourselves can change our biological capacity to deal with emotional adversity, psychological stress, and extreme physical conditions. Storytelling is both an instinct and a skill, and practicing it can empower us to create positive change and confront harm within our own selves and communities.

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The Magical Science of Storytelling | David JP Phillips | TEDxStockholm

Why is Storytelling so powerful? And how do we use it to our advantage? Presentations expert David JP Phillips shares key neurological findings on storytelling and with the help of his own stories, induces in us the release of four neurotransmitters of his choice.

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Storytelling and the Art of Imagination

The ancient art of storytelling revealed in Storytelling and the Art of Imagination shines as a powerful antidote to today’s passive, solitary world of electronic entertainment.

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How to Tell a Story

Before there was history, there was storytelling. It’s essential to our human identity. The stories we tell are how we know who we are.

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FindCenterA children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.

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Finding Joe

A truly inspirational film, Finding Joe explores the studies of famed mythologist Joseph Campbell. Take a journey through the human psyche and discover the pattern hidden in every story.

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The Power of Storytelling to Change the World: Dave Lieber at TEDxSMU 2013

Dave Lieber is the national-award-winning Watchdog newspaper columnist for The Dallas Morning News, a prize-winning author and storytelling expert. For his investigative newspaper column, Dave receives 50 pitches a week for story ideas - and takes the best two.

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The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country.

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FindCenterFor some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you.

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Storytelling Across the Ages

From our earliest times of uncertainty, it seems, we have searched for a happy ending.

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The Dance of Storytelling | Ish Ait Hamou | TEDxUBIWiltz

Ish writes, directs and dances stories. His life's journey of storytelling pushes the boundaries and creates a new and important art: "the dance of storytelling"

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