Dr Donald Meichenbaum has won many titles and rewards in the field of psychology and cognitive-behavioural therapy but he is less known for his storytelling qualities. If you attended a masterclass in storytelling and writing, you would probably soon learn that gifted storytellers would typically open up with an exciting anecdote or a real story that grabs the audience’s attention, and then they will make sure the last thing they say is something that can resonate with the audience long after the story is over.
Dr Meichenbaum’s personal story has all of these qualities and more. In listening to his story, it is hoped that you will learn something about love, loss, resilience as well as story telling… Because afterall the best gift we can offer the world is our personal stories.
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