Use the Power of Story for Prevention

The Boyhood of Raleigh by Sir John Everett Mil...Image via WikipediaThis workshop series discusses and demonstrates the power of the spoken work for prevention work. If you are a prevention specialist, teacher, youth worker, or concerned about substance abuse prevention, this workshop will provide you both information and experiential exercises that you can duplicate in a classroom or group setting.

The first component focuses on:
  • Storytelling as an art form
  • The “inner workings” of story
  • Stories and the unconscious mind
  • Storytelling and resiliency
  • The role of the listener
  • Relationship between storyteller & listener
  • Telling your stories and finding your voice

The second component focuses on:
  • Program Design
  • Implementation
  • Follow-up activities
  • Sample stories
  • Story selection
  • Tips for effective telling
  • Pitfalls to avoid
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