Communicated Narrative Sense-Making Theory (CNSM)
New theory still being researched.
Premise: “the content of messages and stories matters as does the process of storytelling” (p. 62).
Assumptions found on p. 63-64
-narrative as communication
-links to health and well-being
-functions of storytelling
Heuristic 1 - Retrospective Storytelling
The stories we are told, and the ones we tell can (usually do) have effects on the way believe, our values, health, and behaviors. P.64
Heuristic 2 - Interactional Storytelling (p.66-67)
Focuses on the process with the way stories are told.
Important research findings:
Four behaviors that higher levels show higher relational health and well-being. (P. 66)
Heuristic 3 - Translational Storytelling (p. 67-69
Results from research, narrative methods can be used to create interventions.