Why Stories?

“Alex’s storytelling leaves you immersed in the story for days after.  It’s a fascinating experience of creative listening and inner growth.” C J Hurn

Stories are all around us – in newspapers, books, on television, the radio and the internet… They are a way in which we can understand and come to terms with our environment and experience.  Stories can help us to focus our minds, to deepen our understanding and by painting mental pictures and through stimulation of the limbic system provide valuable memory anchors enabling further reflection with ease.

Storytelling is a unique human skill and one of our oldest art forms.  It brings words to life, stimulates the imagination, and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners. True storytelling happens when the story is told person to person, live, without print or technology.

In a world where people are searching for more effective ways of maximising their resources, stories

  • Engage people of all backgrounds and encourage listening
  • Inspire a sense of wellbeing and connection
  • Stimulate imagination
  • Develop our thinking
  • Encourage relaxation and mindfulness
  • Bring us into the present moment
  • Allow multiple perspectives
  • Are a safe container for challenging issues

What does Story Well Offer?