We all tell stories of ourselves and of others. We are embedded in our stories and in other people’s stories. The stories we tell about ourselves define who we are. The interview below is living proof of that.
"Who is Part of You?
by Lewis Mehl-Madrona from The Spirit of Healing
In Western medicine, healing is about addressing problems in the body or mind. In Native American medicine, it is our story that we must learn to heal. This is the underlying premise of what Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona calls “Narrative Medicine.” When recording Dr. Mehl-Madrona’s new audio learning course The Spirit of Healing, Sounds True producer Mitchell Clute began to understand just how powerful this concept can be—and why story is an essential element in a complete understanding of healing. In this excerpt, Dr. Mehl-Madrona talks about the “relational self,” and how the stories we tell to our friends, colleagues, and family influence our ability to heal."
What stories are telling about yourself and your life? What is the plot? How do your stories define you? Do you want to tell a different story? What prevents you?