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Storytelling Known for Healing Nature

Billings Gazette (Billings, MT) , December 8, 2004

Summary:

The healing of narrative is built into the framework of many cultures. A recent movement in health care has again drawn attention to the healing nature of storytelling.

Through the Cancer Monologues, people living with cancer and HIV perform their stories for family and friends. The impact was profound for many novice storytellers, and the honesty with which the stories were told created a foundation for self-healing as well as providing strength for audience members.

Research shows journaling can also be helpful in healing. Ina Albert recently published a guided journal, Write Yourself Well, supported by research, that helps the novice and the seasoned writer with this process.

Subjects Covered: healing, medicine


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