Nerida sent me this link to a great website called Psychology Today. One of the topics that is focused on is the power of stories, as they are told across many different disciplines, topics, countries and languages. As the website states:
Telling stories is the best way to teach, persuade, and even understand ourselves
I have found myself over the past few days going through the richness of stories contained on this site. They cover mental illness, the need for us to tell powerful stories if we want to promote change, and the research that has shown how stories result in a direct hit:
stories leap frog technology and go straight to the brain
We encourage you to go and look at the site for yourself, as we feel confident it will inspire and interest you.
Siwan and Nerida