The skill of storytelling is one that can be cultivated and refined, empowering the teller by building confidence and self-esteem, creating a shared experience that enhances feelings of well-being and health.
This study is looking for female participants between the ages of 30 and above who would like to participate in an 8-week course on Storytelling. In addition to learning about the history of oral tradition and the art of telling story, participants will practice the skill of oration, creative linguistics, poetic and rhythmic spoken word. In the initial weeks participants will identify a meaningful experience to be woven into their story and shared within the participant and researcher community.
Data will be gathered via interview and questionnaire both before the 8-week course and at the culmination. Inquiry will include issues and experiences of health and well-being.
This course will take place in the LiveLifeResources Learning Management platform (LifeWiseU), requiring no travel. Each week will include a live webinar component, arranged once participants are gathered and schedules can be coordinated.