After the fires
Storytelling can provide an effective way for carers and support workers to share and reflect upon experiences after dramatic and possibly traumatic events. These stories were created in a Patient Voices Reflective digital storytelling workshop in October 2010, sponsored by Bendigo Community Health Services, in Bendigo, New South Wales, Australia.
I went to work…and delivered sandwiches
The day bush fires strike, Lisa has to adapt her role and skills in order to provide empathic and appropriate support for the victims. Amidst the wreckage, the smell of the fire brings back to her childhood experiences that inform her ability to do this work so well.
Things from the past, contents sometimes unknown, can challenge or block our actions and our ability to move forward with our lives.