60 Seconds – How Did I Become The Story Doula?
by Diane Wyzga | July 9, 2020 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
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Time out of mind when I was first learning all things story I was beyond fortunate to have mentors who taught me not only the art and science of the craft but the humanity underlying storytelling. One in particular, Doug Lipman, taught me this truth: We know the stories we want to tell. All we need is someone to listen them out of us.
Hearing that is when I became a story doula. I practice listening deeply to midwife the stories that want to be told.
Over my 30 years working as a story doula in nursing, healthcare, business, law, courtrooms, boardrooms, universities, I have learned that every person has a story worth listening to. And, if I can help them translate that story to spoken word we al get a chance to understand and be understood.
Why is that so important? Because “There is no greater burden than carrying an untold story.” [Zora Neal Hurston – Their Eyes Were Watching God] A story told and heard can shift attitudes, behaviors, even cultures. How do I know? I’m a story doula – I’ve been there when it’s happened.
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Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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Diane F. Wyzga, Podcaster, Story Artist, Critical Listening Coach
Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music