“People in the early stages of healing identify with, trust and are inspired by the experiences of someone who is further along in their healing journey.”
Stories and storytelling have always has been an important part of Aboriginal culture, being used in many communities to assist individuals learn the complexities of their culture.
The telling of Stories is a powerful way to communicate knowledge about dealing with life issues in a positive and thoughtful way.
Healing Stories are of particular value, since they provide hope and show that healing is possible via a multitude of different pathways. They help people understand the nature of their problem and how it can be overcome.
People in the early stages of healing identify with, trust and are inspired by the experiences of someone who is further along in their healing journey.
Insights into the lived experience of people who overcome addiction and mental health problems, and other forms of adversity, can help society improve the way it helps people.
For many people, telling their Story plays an important part in the healing process. Their Story helps other people, providing the storyteller with an important feeling of ‘giving back’, which is of therapeutic value in its own right.
On request you may get to meet these special people and hear their stories, which would be a great honor and should be treated as such, so please everyone enjoy.