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Tell Me a Story

Presented By Lotic Stories Lab
2/25/2021
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The lens we see the world through

As children, many of us were told bedtime stories before sleep. More than just entertainment, these stories helped us develop a sense of empathy, strengthened bonds with the storyteller (most often a primary caregiver), and prepared us for sleep by reducing anxiety and stress associated with bedtime.

What if we can get back in touch with the inherent power of story on our physical and emotional growth. If, as adults, we can get back in touch?

See, stories are not only the most powerful tool we have to connect to people across geographical, social, and cultural divides; they also reveal the hidden aspects of ourselves: our shared humanity and our deepest needs. Stories are the lenses we see the world through. They show us how we prioritize information, what we value, what we struggle with, and the very nature of how we approach conflict and build resilience.

But developing awareness and using the information we gain from stories to foster better decision-making sometimes takes a little help.

Think about high school English for a moment. Sometimes, you needed some assistance to interpret the vast amount of information in the stories you were assigned. What was the character’s A motivation? Why did the antagonist choose to act the way they did? How can I, a student still figuring things out for myself, understand what a long-dead author’s intention was? What’s the theme?

Help came in many forms: a kind teacher or a trusted study group. An attentive parent or older sibling. Maybe you even discovered Sparks Notes, which provided some of the answers.

When it comes to uncovering meaning from the stories you tell, think of Lotic as that combination of teacher, confidant, and Sparks Notes. We apply powerful behavioral and data science tools to help you organize and gain insight from your stories -- because you are the stories you tell!

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