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When facing life changing events, a crucial part of healing and recovering is to create a sense of self that is rich, and incorporates all aspects of your identity, including traumatic events.

Storytelling is the conveyance of events in words, sound and/or images, often by improvisation or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and instilling moral values.

In traditional institutional settings, oftentimes people identify themselves with their conditions, having a mental health problem, physical disability, medical condition etc. When people sum up their sense of self through a disability framework they miss out all the other aspects of self.

There are several psychological reasons why stories are so powerful. They connect us to a larger self and universal truths.

Through stories we share meaning and purpose. Stories are the common ground that allows people to communicate, overcoming our defences and our differences, we engage emotions.

Stories take place in the imagination. To the human brain, imagined experiences are processed the same way as real experiences.

By engaging our imagination, we become participants in the narrative. We can step out of our own shoes, see differently, and increase our empathy for others. Through imagination, we tap into creativity that is the foundation of innovation, self-discovery, and change.

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