Narratives that Ignite Post-Traumatic Growth: How to Use Communal Storytelling for Community Healing
Sat 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Venue: Convo Table 08
Type of Experience: Workshop
Content Type: Process Design Workshop for Healing
We live in times that are increasingly chaotic and riddled with traumatic events. Many faith communities are feeling the impact of this stress in a multiplicity of ways, ranging from increased conflict and anxiety to the loss of prophetic imagination and hope. Yet few leaders were trained to design and facilitate processes that nurture communal post-traumatic growth. In this interactive workshop, we will explore the role of narrative in post-traumatic growth, starting with the Biblical witness and moving to modern scholarship. We will then consider our own communities and brainstorm different forms of narrative that might resonate with them. Finally, we will begin to design our own unique processes to bring back to the organizations of which we are a part.