The Craft of Storytelling by Eli Anderson
I use the ancient craft of storytelling to enable individuals and group to reflect positively upon the critical issues of their life. I truly enjoy the opportunity to share this craft through storytelling in a variety of environments where people are seeking intuitive answers to difficult and challenging questions about their lives. These places include formal (school, colleges, etc) and informal educational spaces (community and healthcare centres, hospitals, etc), where I run exciting and dynamic experiences in the form of workshops, courses, seminars.
Everyone who has participated find that their unique voice and value explodes and expands, and immediately apply this embedded learning to their unique and beautiful lives. What I do is created for the individual and group to experience, empower and create environments for peaceful co-creation and co-existence.
What I enjoy to further develop the notion that we are connected to each other, and have a responsibility to enhance the build a peaceful world, is the recognising our internal resource of Social Capital. Such a critical human resource is essential to acknowledge the nature of all intergenerational activities. I have been priviledged to be able to deliver this discussion via the talk “The Power of the Elder”.
I know my vision (through my role as a storyteller) is to discover and share powerful narratives to develop peaceful world initiatives and dialogues.
In order to develop these activities and ensure that these are accessible, I actively invest in building and maintained relationships. Each of these relationships share and co-create unique responsibilities. Specifically, these co-created relationships, firmly believe in the essential nature of connected communities. Such collaborations ensure that the “local-is-global” approach, embedding the rich histories, cultures and civilisations, afforded by such relationships. I truly am excited to work in the collaborations with hospitals and therapy spaces. The evidence sofar, seems to prove that not only does storytelling support complement the healing process of the person (in the immediate clinical environment), but also within their various social and home situations when they return to the comfort of their home.
Effectively, the experience I share has the ability to bridge issues of accessibility, and encourages peace and understanding in different communities in different countries. Irrespective of age, language, ethnicity, gender and/religion. I believe that it allows others to learn, experience and apply their unique and enriched voice. This happens because the narrative enables people to navigate their social and emotional world, and participate fully with their world communities.