Why Storytelling Works
Storytelling is as elemental as our own breath. It fills us up and makes us feel seen, but it takes guidance and practice to get there. That work, however, is its own reward. While we started with a mission to empower the next generation to find and tell their stories, we ended up discovering so much more. We found that when given the tools and the space, live storytelling cultivates personal well-being—both emotional and physical— while fostering empathy and community connection.
Research from psychologists, neuroscientists, and educators supports the idea that storytelling—tapping into that innate, core ability to share from ourselves—is the key to personal growth and learning. Knowing this, shouldn’t we coach and support that inborn gift? Shouldn’t education start by connecting individuals to themselves and each other first? Our answer is YES. Every time.
Read more (link to article: Research into the Psychology and Benefits of Storytelling by Frank Bures) about the scientific research demonstrating storytelling as fundamental to our social and emotional well-being, our mental health and our identity.