We all have a story to tell, and a well-told story is a gift that invites you to relate to the story in a deep and intimate way.
The aim of autobiographical storytelling is for participants to reflect on memories and life experiences, and create a personal story they wish to share with others.
Emotional, autobiographical storytelling means writing about people and events that have mattered to you in your own life – not just describing the facts of your life story.
The power of telling our own story cannot be overestimated.
A great story resonates with us emotionally and can be treasured by the family as a keepsake for years to come.
However, we procrastinate, we make excuses and say we don’t have the time or know where to start. Most of all people don’t take the time to really consider the stories in the lives of those around them. It’s only once you start asking the questions, that the stories start to come out.
We are all heroes in our own right, based on our life experiences. No one else has walked in our shoes, had the same life experiences and view of the world. Life is similar to a novel, and we are the only one who can tell our story.
We train and support Biographers as they play an important role that goes beyond making a permanent and lasting legacy.
Family and friends can often develop a deeper insight into the life of their loved one, and it provides a gentle segue to talk to their relative about their hopes and fears for the future.
“There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you”. —Maya Angelou