StorySHOP – Storytelling for Social and Health Care Workers Professional Identity Development is a Leonardo Transfer of Innovation project, aimed at developing a training programme based on digital storytelling addressing healthcare workers in Europe.
The main objective of the resources produced by the project will be to enable participants to establish balanced relationships with clients, and to avoid burnout.
Indeed, people who are professionally involved in the care of people who are suffering or in need, are at high risk of experiencing excessive stress, due to a possible disproportionate involvement with their clients’ situations.
Storytelling was chosen as the leading training methodology on which to base StorySHOP’s products because it allows participants to analyse and understand complex situations, which could cause suffering, without having to directly talk about them. Therefore, it is an innovative and effective technique to overcome emotionally stressful environments, and turn them into situations that can be faced in normal day-to-day life.
If you are an educator and would like to use Digital Storytelling as an eductional tool, please visit the Resources page to download all the materials you need.
You can also have a look at our YouTube channel, where you could find some of the digital stories produced.