Community occasions are about bringing people together, and I really feel strongly that story is one thing that brings individuals collectively as properly. We normally have the very long story, we condense this into bullet points to help volunteers when telling their story. Train a ‘Story' - we spend time talking through the expectations of being a narrative explaining that the experience is interactive and you are not solely telling your story but that you should hearken to questions asked and feel assured to answer actually. Finally our Stories are in charge and at any time they will stop a session should they wish to. We ask all our Stories to learn and signal a Story Store Contract this is an agreement explaining how we are going to maintain them protected and what's expected, additionally contact details for an emergency.
Time can be spent with this individual guaranteeing that they're blissful to go forward with their story, we go through the indicators we use when in a session so that bring people together the story is relaxed and emotionally ready. A decision is then made if the Story needs to carry on or take time out in another room where they will discuss by means of how they're feeling.
The workers member will contact the Story over the following few days ensuring that they're emotionally feeling ok and can proceed till they're comfortable that our Story is again on form. We measure the influence of Story Shop on our Tales by speaking with them throughout an occasion and after we get along with new volunteers to encourage them to grow to be Tales.