6 Reasons for Story Practice

6 Reasons for Story Practice

Story Practice is about being able to handle the tools that enable you to make the most of metaphors and narrative. Story Practice facilitates the movement between the imaginary and the ‘real world’ to assist clients to find new solutions or strategies, and to expand understanding.

Story Practice therefore enables you to

  1. Make the most of your stories, to capture and connect the internal work that your story has begun.

    You’ve told a great story and people have been moved or challenged. They have something to think about, they now understand, but what happens next? You can discuss individual’s own responses, but Story Practice goes further. The Story Practitioner has a set of tools and frameworks to enable clients to work with the ideas they are now considering. To explore how these relate to their daily lives and work expectations, finding further information in the story and using key scenes as reminders when challenges arise.

  2. Provide a safe, but productive space for a team to discuss challenging issues.

    As a team looks at ongoing issues or faces transition, members can be guarded about what they will say. Story Practice sets up a world of metaphor in which characters and situations relate to the team’s issues, but they can be discussed indirectly, worked with within the world of the story. Each member is aware of what the metaphor means for themselves, but direct confrontation is avoided and feelings of accusation or judgement as softened.

  3. Guide clients in the use of their imagination to find new creative solutions.

    A well chosen story will provide an example of change or success to a client that can be related to their own life or business. The Story Practitioner has the tools and skills to help a client move back and forth between ‘real world’ expectations and possibilities within the story, so that they engage their imagination. Creative thought, freed from the immediacy of expectations and habits, by being placed in imaginary world, allows for new ideas to be discovered. The Story Practitioner knows how assist a client in finding how these new discoveries in the story provide new strategies for their ‘real word’ situation.

  4. Recognise the archetypes and common themes that channel or confine your clients.

    The influence of stories is so pervasive we often do not even recognise it.
    The Story Practitioner is aware of the stories and archetypes that are common to all humanity, as well as those in the surrounding culture. These are not only fairytales and folk stories, but those narratives which are woven within society that tell us what to expect in life, forming our outlook and our sense of self. With this knowledge, the Story Practitioner guides clients towards a better understanding of how their work, company and brand fits with the community’s needs and expectations, whilst also enabling them to adapt or break free from a story or archetype that has limited their potential, both personally and corporately.

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8 Comments

  1. always i used to read smaller posts which as well clear their motive, and that is also happening with this paragraph which I
    am reading at this time.

    Reply
    1. Johnny Gillett
      May 21, 2020

      Thank you. I’m glad we managed to keep you reading 🙂

      Reply
  2. krunker
    May 21, 2020

    Your method of explaining the whole thing in this piece of writing is actually nice, all be able to effortlessly understand it,
    Thanks a lot.

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    1. Johnny Gillett
      May 21, 2020

      Thank you. Anything particularly catch your attention?

      Reply
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    October 4, 2020

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    when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

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    1. Johnny Gillett
      October 6, 2020

      Thanks for your appreciation and vote of confidence, Tadalafile. I’ll see what I can do.

      Reply
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    October 5, 2020

    Hmm it appears like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess
    I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.

    I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything.

    Do you have any helpful hints for novice blog writers?
    I’d certainly appreciate it.

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    1. Johnny Gillett
      October 6, 2020

      Hm, I received a comment from you at 12.45pm on 4th October, but I wouldn’t describe it as super-long…so maybe that was a different comment to the one you’re refering to. I wouldn’t describe myself as a blogger as such. I think there are only a few items on the Manzandaba page. I am a storyteller who has a few published works, but most of my time is spent performance live storytelling, continuing the oral tradition. Not sure I have much advice for a blogger, still discovering what that means for myself.

      Reply

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