Applied Healing Story Resources

We invite you to explore the applied use of stories and resources supporting social justice, peace, healing the Earth, and more. We thank those who have generously contributed their knowledge and experience to this evolving compilation.

Communication and Peacemaking Resources

In a world filled with tumultuous global and political issues, peaceful and healing communication can be a challenge. Opening our hearts and minds to diverse perspectives and developing the story skills to expand empathy and understanding, can be first steps towards overcoming divisiveness.

This page currently holds an annotated collection of diverse information resources about the Israel-Palestine conflict collected for HSA by Jo Radner and Susan Lanser.

Soon to be added will be resources to help build effective communication skills needed for peaceful communication during the current political divisiveness in the US.

Healing Story Social Justice Initiative

On this site you will find Stories of Resistance, Resilience, Compassion and Community, along with discussions of how the stories have been, or can be, useful. The stories found here have been selected by Tellers who are active as users of story for healing and social justice purposes. You are welcome to use these stories and share your experience on our comment form. You will also find articles and references to collections of stories and other useful material in the Resource section of our website.

Health and Healing (Medical/Mental/Spiritual)

To be developed

Guidelines for Applied Storytelling

These guidelines written by Christy West focus on work with traditional tales-folktales, fairy tales and myth. Slightly different issues may pertain where the emphasis is on personal narrative. My hope is that, as a knowledge base develops, more tellers will feel inspired to seek out challenging new opportunities and then that they will share their experiences with the broader community.

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