Teach through storytelling

Advantages:

  1. Provides a vision of hope, faith that change is possible
  2. Gives a vision of what to do and how someone else managed challenging situations
  3. Sends messages of normalcy, empathy and belonging, that others have struggled with similar problems or challenges
  4. Allows for reference points, something that is already similar to previous experiences or learning
  5. Sometimes can be a more interesting way to learn than direct teaching
  6. A manner to bring levity to teaching
  7. May be a simpler and easier style of learning
  8. Allows for a learning environment to generate personal interpretation, a view at behaviors without being direct
  9. Reduces the potential for discomfort, allowing for a greater sense of control and power 
  10. Helps to understand others via association, comparison, or resemblance