The Power of Storytelling

About the Text: Notes on the Importance of Storytelling for the Project Launch Event on 11th January 2020
Author: Glenys Newton, Cambridge Bard, Mum, Storyteller and Writer
Glenys’ Website: Click Here

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Our stories are the bedrock of humanity, they are what make us intrinsically human. Without our stories, we would not exist, that’s how important they are! Within each of our stories is a universal truth and there is always something that will resonate with ourselves upon hearing another person’s story. How often do we hear someone tell their story and think “Oh, that reminds me of…” That is because stories are what link us all.

By sharing our stories we forge friendships, families and communities. We learn about the lives and cultures of others and a sense of communion is created. Telling our stories can be deeply healing and validating of our experiences. We take responsibility for them and once you start telling stories, you start having a keener insight into the satires that you generate, take part in and that exist all around you. It is so important that we tell our stories and, even more important, to listen to the stories of others. Everyone has a story to tell and everyone should have a chance to tell it. We are the only ones that can tell our stories and if we don’t do it, then other people will tell our stories for us and they will probably get it wrong.

A story can be a wise, invisible friend giving courage, faith and hope to its listeners and to the storytellers. Never underestimate the power of story.

About the Text: Notes on the Importance of Storytelling for the Project Launch Event on 11th January 2020

Author: Glenys Newton, Cambridge Bard, Mum, Storyteller and Writer

Glenys’ Website: Click Here

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