MAKING PEACE: Telling Our Story

Engaged storytelling is a dynamic peace education tool. The reciprocal process of imaginative/emotional/intelligent engagement that takes place between teller and listener as a story is told and heard engenders presence, empathy, peace, and conflict transformation. Listeners, drawn into the unfolding events of a story, whether personal or cultural, live the story through their unique visualization and association. A well-trained practitioner offers and experiential antidote to isolation and aggression at the place where transformation occurs. The essence of my work is to both engage young people in listening deeply to stories, and to creating stories of their own that render them peace makes. Giving voice imaginatively and through narrative can alter a conflictual dynamic exposing profound common ground.

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Making Peace

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MAKING PEACE: Telling Our Story

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