The Power of Narrative in Healthcare: Everyone Needs a Story

In this workshop, we explored how the story metaphor applies to all our lives, the impact of health in our life stories, the role health plays, and how to apply the discipline of narrative to inspire behavior change. This framework will serve as the foundation for a set of interactive group activities designed to help us better understand and engage members on their behavior change journey.

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A Deeper Dive

Check out the below links for further research referenced by our facilitator Nicole Guthrie and Laurel Fuqua.


The Science of Storytelling for Behavior Change

Go beyond the testimonial to understand the deep nature of storytelling in human culture, and how information is absorbed more efficiently through storytelling.  Isolate the key components of a story that inspire connection and action.

The Narrative Discipline in Healthcare

Get insights on the power of narrative in healthcare. Learn why the discipline of narrative medicine is being introduced to the next generation of health practitioners and the clinical evidence supporting the value of narrative in transforming health engagement.

Narrative:  A Tool for Behavior Change

Learn how to apply what you’ve learned as listener and storyteller in this dynamic and fun exercise:

  • Convert a conversation about a health behavior goal to a narrative
  • Harness the power of narrative to tap into intrinsic human motivation
  • Practice the power of listening to create more meaningful human connections


Contact Carrie Pittman with any questions.