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The Life-Saving Skill of Story

The Life-Saving Skill of Story

by Michelle Auerbach


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Storytelling covers every skill we need in a crisis. We need to share information about how to be safe, about how to live together, about what to do and not do. We need to talk about what is going on in ways that keep us from freaking out. We need to change our behavior as a human race to save each other and ourselves. We need to imagine a possible future different from the present and work on how to get there. And we need to do it all without falling apart. This book will help people in any field and any walk of life to become better storytellers and immediately unleash the power to teach, learn, change, soothe, and create community to activate ourselves and the people around us. The "Resilience Series" is the result of an intensive, collaborative effort of our authors in response to the 2020 coronavirus epidemic. Each volume offers expert advice for developing the practical, emotional and spiritual skills that you can master to become more resilient in a time of crisis.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789047011
Publisher: Changemakers Books
Publication date: 05/15/2020
Series: Resilience Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

Michelle Auerbach is a writer and storyteller. Her writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Denver Quarterly, Chelsea Magazine, and in literary anthologies including The Veil, from The University of California, Berkeley Press. She is the winner of the 2011 Northern Colorado Fiction Prize. Michelle is an editor at Instance Press and can be found at She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Chapter 1 Story Will Save Your Life 2

Chapter 2 You Are Not A Red Rubber Ball 17

Chapter 3 Everyday Heroes and Superheroes 37

Chapter 4 Please Turn On The Light 56

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