Psychology of Storytelling
Stories possess the ability to tap into our deepest needs and desires, to hold us in their grasp ... We each are storytellers, telling our histories, our daily experiences, our hopes and dreams, in ways that inspire or weaken us. Our stories have the potential to empower and guide us. Since stories are created in the brain and are heard, read, or viewed by the brain, it is possible that there are biological "laws" for how stories are organized and expressed.
Exciting psychological research provides insights into our universal and unique ways of creating our characters and plots. This course explores the biological, psychological, and spiritual origins of storytelling and provides the writer and non-writer alike with powerful tools for living life with passion and compassion.
The topics include:
- How "character" is developed and evolved. How childhood experiences impact our romantic, vocational, and health choices.
- The two hidden and powerful motivators of human behavior.
- Why people argue and how arguements are won or lost.
- The universal structure of all human stories.
- The essential ingredient of inspirational tales.
- This course explores the biological, psychological, and spiritual origins of storytelling.