Download and read online The Power of Story in PDF and EPUB Outlines a strategy for personal success that explains how readers can adjust the telling of their life stories to promote goals and change how they are seen by others. By the author of The Power of Full Engagement. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Download and read online The Power of the Story in PDF and EPUB Can a novel caus riots, start a war, free serfs or slaves, break up marriages, drive readers to suicide, close factories, bring about legal change, swing an election, or serve as a weapon in a national or international struggle? These are some of the larger, direct, social and political effects which have been ascribed to certain exceptional novels and other works of narrative fiction over the last two hundred years or so. In their crudest form, claims of this kind are obviously naive, oversimplifying the complex ways in which literary tests "work in the world" and oversimplifying. Too, the casual processes required to account for a major social or political change. But is it possible to modify or refine such claims in the light of contemporary theory and historical research so that the mechanisms by which each text has engaged with the political forces of the time are adequately described? The author explores this question in the form of a theoretical essay on narrative and power, followed by five detailed case studies of works by Turgenev, Harriet Beecher Stoew, Ignazio Silone, Solzhenitsyn and Salman Rushdie each of which had or were said to have had a major impact on the political events in their time.
Download and read online Revolution Rebellion Resistance in PDF and EPUB Why do revolutions happen? Decades of social science research have brought us little closer to understanding where, when and amongst whom they occur. In this groundbreaking book, Eric Selbin argues that we need to look beyond the economic, political and social structural conditions to the thoughts and feelings of the people who make revolutions. In particular, he argues, we need to understand the stories people relay and rework of past injustices and struggles as they struggle in the present towards a better future. Ranging from the French Revolution to the Battle for Seattle, via Russia, China, Cuba, Vietnam and Nicaragua, Selbin makes the case that it is myth, memory and mimesis which create, maintain and extend such stories. Revolution, Rebellion, Resistance identifies four kinds of enduring revolutionary story - Civilizing and Democratizing, The Social Revolution, Freedom and Liberation and The Lost and Forgotten - which do more than report on events, they catalyse changing the world.
Download and read online The Power of Story in PDF and EPUB Illustrated resource book of insights, strategies and resources for storytelling to primary and pre-school children, adapted by Maurice Saxby who has added teaching suggestions and resources suitable to an Australian environment. Suitable as a text for courses in children's literature and primary teacher reference. Includes a bibliography. Pamela Cooper is professor of communication studies at Northwestern University. Rives Collins is assistant professor of theatre at Northwestern University. Also available in hardback. Maurice Saxby is a respected authority on children's literature in Australia and is the co-editor of 'Give Them Wings: The Experience of Children's Literature'.
Download and read online The Power of Story in PDF and EPUB A unique self-care strategy for therapists and helping professionals. Providing therapeutic help to someone who has suffered trauma puts the therapist at risk for vicarious traumatization. It can leave the therapist with symptoms of either an acute or a posttraumatic stress response. Therapists are story listeners. One of the primary benefits a therapist provides clients is a safe place to tell their stories and to express their pain, thus diminishing their burden. This often leaves the therapist sharing the burden and the pain. Ms. Collins and Ms. Laughlin have created a process of self-care that helps prevent and alleviate vicarious traumatization. Through the process of story-telling and hearing others' stories, therapists can be relieved of the trauma they have absorbed.
Download and read online Coyote Wisdom in PDF and EPUB Explores the healing powers of stories passed down over time in Native American culture and describes how we can apply this wisdom to empower and transform our own lives. Original.
Download and read online Healing the Mind through the Power of Story in PDF and EPUB Psychiatry that recognizes the essential role of community in creating a new story of mental health • Provides a critique of conventional psychiatry and a look at what mental health care could be • Includes stories used in the author’s healing practice that draw from traditional cultures around the world Conventional psychiatry is not working. The pharmaceutical industry promises it has cures for everything that ails us, yet a recent study on antidepressants showed there is no difference of success in prescribed pharmaceuticals from placebos when all FDA-reported trials are considered instead of just the trials published in journals. Up to 80 percent of patients with bipolar depression remain symptomatic despite conventional treatment, and 10 to 20 percent of these patients commit suicide. In Healing the Mind through the Power of Story, Dr. Mehl-Madrona shows what mental health care could be. He explains that within a narrative psychiatry model of mental illness, people are not defective, requiring drugs to “fix” them. What needs “fixing” is the ineffective stories they have internalized and succumbed to about how they should live in the world. Drawing on traditional stories from cultures around the world, Dr. Mehl-Madrona helps his patients re-story their lives. He shows how this innovative approach is actually more compatible with what we are learning about the biology of the brain and genetics than the conventional model of psychiatry. Drawing on wisdom both ancient and new, he demonstrates the power and success of narrative psychiatry to bring forth change and lasting transformation.
Download and read online Story Proof in PDF and EPUB Like Stephen Krashen's important work in The Power of Reading, Story Proof collects and analyzes research that validates the importance of story, story reading, and storytelling to the brain development and education of children and adults.
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Download and read online Sacred Stories in PDF and EPUB From Common Boundary magazine's phenomenally popular 1990 conference on storytelling comes a collection of stories with interpretive Gore, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Maya Angelou, Robert Bly, Sam Keen, Matthew Fox, and many other spiritual, Jungian, and political luminaries.
Download and read online Virginia Woolf and the Power of Story in PDF and EPUB From novels to films, our everyday lives are filled with stories that comfort and connect us and enable new ways of thinking. One of the most innovative writers in modern history, Virginia Woolf changed the landscape of fiction and challenged our notions of what it means to be human. Her novels invite readers to envision a world in which stories have the power to effect positive change. This book explores the phenomenon of story as practiced by Woolf, interpreting her work in the context of literary Darwinism--a critical approach focusing on patterns of innate human behavior.
Download and read online Halo and the Noose in PDF and EPUB People involved in business at all levels have time constraints. They are bombarded with data: electronic, printed word and voice, much of it unnecessary. They need to find time to continue their education, particularly in their chosen business fields. There is so much to read and so little time and often little to capture the imagination. This book The Halo and the Noose is a very different type of business book. It covers the necessary theoretical aspects of business management, but the story telling captivates one. We remember stories from childhood and some of the better fiction read in later years. The 100 stories and poems in The Halo and the Noose enchant and educate and will do for many years whilst we remain in harness. If you have taken very few memories away from this wonderful book, that of Nasrudin's Donkey is worthwhile relating to your children, your students, colleagues and very definitely to your boss.
Download and read online Tell to Win in PDF and EPUB Stories have always had the power to move, but it has only recently become clear that purposeful stories - those created with a specific mission in mind - are essential in persuading others to support a vision or cause. For Peter Guber, what began as a knack for telling stories as one of the world's leading entertainment executives has evolved into a set of principles that anyone can use to achieve their goals - whatever you do in life, you need to be able to tell a good story. In Tell to Win Guber explains how to move beyond PowerpPoint slides and spreadsheets to create purposeful stories that can serve as powerful calls to action. He reveals the best way to get noticed, how to turn passive listeners into active participants, and how technology can be used to ensure audience commitment. Featuring wisdom from Guber's meetings with (and lessons from) everyone from Nelson Mandela to YouTube founder Chad Hurley, and Muhammed Ali to Steven Spielberg (who he tutored in making films), Tell to Win entertainingly shows how to craft, deliver and own a story that is capable of turning others into viral advocates for your goal.
Download and read online Fantasy and the Real World in British Children s Literature in PDF and EPUB This study examines the children’s books of three extraordinary British writers—J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett—and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different ways these writers establish reader expectations by drawing on conventions in existing genres only to subvert those expectations. Their strategies lead young readers to evaluate for themselves both the power of story to shape our understanding of the world and to develop a sense of identity and agency. Rowling, Jones, and Pratchett provide their readers with fantasies that are pleasurable and imaginative, but far from encouraging escape from reality, they convey important lessons about the complexities and challenges of the real world—and how these may be faced and solved. All three writers deploy the tropes and imaginative possibilities of fantasy to disturb, challenge, and enlarge the world of their readers.
Download and read online The Power of Story Second Edition in PDF and EPUB You have a story to tell. This book will help you tell it. In this age of high-tech communication and endless formulas for successful evangelism, the most effective way to lead others to Christ is, surprisingly, the oldest, purest, and most natural--the same way that Jesus, Paul, and the early evangelists told the great Story of God's grace. In The Power of Story, Leighton Ford explains how you can experience the joy of leading others to Christ--simply by telling them the story of how God has impacted your life. "Evangelism isn't about formulas and programs," Ford says. "It's about what God has done in our lives. Evangelism is the result of God's Story intersecting with our story. He is the evangelist, not us." To illustrate what can happen when we share our story with those around us, Ford weaves through the book a tale of three friends whose lives are touched, one by one, by the power of God's Story. By carefully examining the words and actions of the Christian men and women who tell their stories to Ben, Judith, and Darrell, Ford reveals how a few simple words and small acts of Christian kindness can have eternal results. If you have become a part of the Story of God, then you will have a story to tell to those around you. "They are eager to hear it," writes Ford. "They are dying to hear it. Any Christian can be an evangelist, and every Christian should be."