Reasons Why Personal Experiences Are Better Than Books
After being put down by disease and recovering, many people end up with survivor’s guilt and would like to spend most of their time alone. You relive those near death moments in your head and sometimes might lead to a relapse of the same or an even much worse disease. The best thing to do at that moment is to go forth and live a full life with no restraint.
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Ashley James a recovered diabetic and having weight issues decided to go against the norm and embark on a complete lifestyle change. She uses her experience to help people who might suffer or are suffering from the same complications she has recovered from using naturopathic methods. She understands that finding closure after a disease is as important as the healing itself. By use of podcasts and her own experiences, she aims to help people find closure and continue the healing process.
Stories are an effective yet traditional way of passing morals, information, and virtues. During healing, it is important for you to know that you are not alone and someone else has gone through the same tribulations and come out the other side well. Stories are what bring the various help groups. Sharing the experiences and acknowledging that the problems are not entirely your fault is the first step from denial to acceptance.
Healing is a continuous process and doesn’t stop at receiving medical help. The psychology of a well-told story is to serve to give hope. Stories are a welcome diversion from the conventional way of thinking and create connection between cause and effect. They give the brain something to think about instead of self-incrimination.
By people sharing stories, ideas can be shared and passed on. Stories are the most interesting way to share an idea without being insensitive of people’s beliefs. It is entirely natural to hear a story today and tell it to the next person as if it were an original idea of yours. This is because you can create a relation to your daily life from stories and find a way to apply them.
- Lasting effect
Podcasts are a useful resource for education, they provide visual images for stimulated factual recall and highlight knowledge gaps. Unlike reading a book or a newsletter, podcasts are more challenging and create a lasting impression on the brain. The key to improving the learning experience is not altering the podcasts, but reflexively developing the pedagogic strategies employed traditionally.
The use of podcasts has revolutionized story telling since they are available on the go and are compatible with any platform. Podcasts save time and remove the monotony of reading a book or listening to a lecture. Podcasts, focusing on the personal experience, offer context-based, personal and informal aspects to storytelling.
They add a sense of dynamism and realism to audio interviews, making them more enjoyable to listen to. Let’s be honest, who would enjoy reading a report on a conversation about health written in the third person? Ashley uses storytelling and podcasts to make her storytelling and interviews interactive, relatable and credible.