Have you ever experienced something truly frightful or terrifying? Start a storytelling conversation centered around a topic like this and you never know where you will end up 🤣 . You may find even more chilling memories buried deep inside your subconscious. Remember to share your stories when you are working with someone to help them tell their stories. Below you’ll find some thoughts about fear and prompts to help you explore these topics with your residents and the people you care for.
Resources to Check Out to get in the Halloween Swing
- Read – Greatest Halloween fright – embrace the spooky season with this read.
- Listen – Frightful Moments, Fall Colors, and Storytelling
- Watch – Scary moments – from the 52 Weeks of Storytelling Video Series
Fear: A Powerful Emotion
Fear can be a powerful emotion. It can be elicited by a wide range of stimuli, from the fear of heights to the fear of public speaking. When we experience fear, our hearts race, our palms sweat, and our minds go into overdrive. For some people, fear is an occasional inconvenience. For others, it is a constant companion.
If you have ever experienced fear, then you know how debilitating it can be. But what you may not know is that fear can also be a source of strength. In times of crisis, fear can help us to mobilize our resources and to tap into previously untapped reserves of strength. It can also help us to bond with others who are experiencing the same emotions.
So next time you are feeling fear, remember that it is normal and natural. And try to view it as an opportunity to grow and to become even stronger. These are great points to share with your residents if they are afraid or sharing their fears.
At some point in our lives, we will all face fear. It might be a fear of heights, of public speaking, or of failure. Whatever the fear may be, it can have a paralyzing effect on our lives. However, fear does not have to be a negative force in our lives. Instead, it can be a motivating factor that propels us to take action and achieve our goals.
The first step to overcoming fear is to identify what it is that we are afraid of. Once we have done that, we can start to put things into perspective. We can ask ourselves whether the fear is rational or irrational. If it is irrational, then we can begin to challenge our thinking and start to see the fear for what it is: an unfounded belief that is holding us back. If the fear is rational, then we can start to develop a plan to address it. We can break the fear down into smaller manageable parts and take things one step at a time.
The most important thing to remember is that fear is normal and natural. It is not something to be ashamed of. It is something that we all feel at times. The key is to not let fear control our lives. We can overcome fear by facing it head-on and taking action despite our fears.
You can explore more about fear and how you were able to overcome it here.
Frightful prompts and stories
- What was the greatest #halloween #fright of your life?
- Who was with you?
- What happened?
- When did this moment happen?
- Where did this moment happen?
- Why did this moment happen?
- Why is this moment important to you?
- How does this moment make you feel?
- What do you want people to remember about this moment?
Capturing Those Frightful Stories
Looking for a way to capture your resident’s frightful stories? Check out the Halloween Storytelling Activity Kit. This activity kit includes a few ways to tell stories and Halloween-inspired prompts. The kit is perfect for the residents in your care, small humans you love, or you 😍 You will find everything you need to plan and host a Halloween Storytelling Activity Session.