Tales of Healing: A Narrative Analysis of the Digital Storytelling Workshop Experience
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Based on a narrative analysis of data collected on behalf of the Trauma Healing Project in Eugene, Oregon this project considers the responses of 50 digital storytelling workshop participants (26 storytellers and 24 assistants), collected as audio recordings of closing circles, written evaluations, and post-workshop interviews. The data are organized by themes and then ranked according to frequency. For both the storytellers and assistants, the personal experience of participating in a digital storytelling workshop is overwhelmingly positive, with transformative insights being the most common experience. According to their responses, both storytellers and assistants experience increased feelings of self-efficacy, personal growth, and self-confidence directly after completing a digital storytelling workshop.