Changing Stories – Impacting Lives
Story Impact: Using the Power of Story and Folklore for Trauma Recovery.
Images, their stories, the meaning we attach to them impact every aspect of our lives. Trauma: images of events, people and places that haunt our minds and seemly invade the core of our beings. The scope of which takes us beyond one’s “normal” range of coping. These images, their stories, endlessly replay their disquieting imagery and terrifying tales. Image laden stories retold in our mind’s eye and in our life’s reality. These same images, these same stories, when shared, can often impact family members, friends and service providers in a way that may cause secondary trauma reactions. The stories of traumatic experience can themselves become traumatizing to another person.
“The adventure of the hero is the adventure of being alive . . . If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” ― Joseph Campbell
Grace utilizes the power of story, storytelling and folklore to help people find new strength from the painfully limiting images of trauma. Through the power of story, our minds are able to “see” beyond this current moment in time. The mind thinks in images. When trauma happens, people respond, each person in a different way. Every one of has strengths, some we know, some are yet to be identified. Grace, through the Story Impact Process, helps you re-write the images of trauma, and their story, as she further supports you in finding new strength as you develop new images in your new life’ story. It is your story, Grace supports you in telling like it is!
Someone once asked English Storyteller Ben Haggerty why he retold the old legends, folks and wonder tales of folklore. He said, “These stories may be old, but they’re absolutely contemporary. Human beings are still dealing with the same issues they were 500 years ago!”
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Yes, the power of the Hero’s Journey!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stepping out and moving forward to a life living reality that goes so far beyond our current dreams of what we ever thought or imaged possible!