Topic 3 Narrative Storytelling and Listening:

I can either tell a story alone, and everyone listens to me, or I can invite people to tell stories in groups. Group storytelling is especially helpful when:

  • individuals or small groups push themselves more and more into the center of attention with their opinion – that is, wanting everyone to think like them.
  • conflicts arise in groups
  • Or when extreme positions are taken, and statements are made in groups that cannot be left unaddressed
  • Or when dealing with young people who are already showing their first signs of extremist orientations.
  • Thus, to ensure that disputes do not escalate further, and people are included in the group again, it is helpful for those involved to talk and listen to each other.