What is a Recovery Journey?
It’s both an individual story of your personal journey from addiction to recovery and a communal story that relates to the greater whole of humanity. … Sharing your story with another person makes your recovery more real. It’s not a recovery story until you tell someone about it.
Stories are recognizable patterns, and in those patterns we find meaning. We use stories to make sense of our world and to share that understanding with others. They are the signal within the noise. So powerful is our impulse to detect story patterns that we see them even when they’re not there.
You Are Not Alone
Sharing stories is a way to connect with people and inspire others who may be struggling with behavioral health conditions. When you share your recovery journey and how your recovery has impacted those around you, you show people they are not alone. Your story can also demonstrate that treatment works and recovery is possible.
Why Does Your Story Matter?
Stories Matter: Why Stories are Important to Our Lives and Culture. When you tell a story, you spark a connection. That is how humans have communicated since the beginning of time —by telling stories. … As human beings, we are automatically drawn to stories because we see ourselves reflected in them.
Telling stories is one of the most powerful means that leaders have to influence, teach, and inspire. What makes storytelling so effective for learning? For starters, storytelling forges connections among people, and between people and ideas. Stories convey the culture, history, and values that unite people.
Why Do We Like Stories So Much?
Human beings are natural storytellers—that they can’t help telling stories, and that they turn things that aren’t really stories into stories because they like narratives so much. Everything—faith, science, love—needs a story for people to find it plausible.
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