Posts Tagged ‘personal narrative’

The Miracle of Story

personal narrative, growing stories

Story is an integral part of the way we think and feel and live. It applies equally to a book, a play, a therapeutic story, or a personal narrative. Story in the form of personal narrative “works miracles.” It gives us a glimpse into our world as we perceive and experience it.

PTSD and Writing

personal narrative, writing to heal, illness, chronic fatigue syndrome

“John” was among many sent to fight in Vietnam. Like others, he carried trauma home in his mind and body. It went dormant for a while, never examined by those who provided his health care, until it roared out of hiding years later. It was labeled PTSD.