Learn how telling stories can make you a better and more effective teacher about end-of-life issues.
In this solo episode I share some of the research around the power of stories to teach and to change behavior, which is why we should all be using stories when we are working with people around end-of-life issues. You can harness the “magic” of stories to motivate your students to take action and to develop greater empathy for others. Find out how to become a better storyteller in your work, no matter what role you play.
This episode includes:
- The neuroscience of stories and how they work to change our thinking
- Why stories are “empathy machines”
- Why everyone should use stories in their work, but especially in work that involves death and dying
- How stories help with healing
- Teach about the past
- Increase empathy
- Make sense of life
- Reveal what is hidden
- Engage the imagination
- Enhance memory
- Characteristics of a good story
- Tools needed to become a great storyteller
- Types of teaching stories
- Myth and legend
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