Digging Up Stories: Highs and Lows Graph

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Another way to recall stories, is to draw a “Highs and Lows” graph, or as David Sibbet discusses in his book, Visual Meetings, Peak and Valley Experiences.

Decide on a time period (your whole life, a year) and draw a horizontal time line across the middle of a blank sheet of paper.  Then mark off time segments and graph and label the high and low experiences of your life.  Do you see a pattern?  Do you notice that in life you are generally heading toward a high point, or a low point, sometimes with greater speed or greater severity?

Are stories coming to mind?  As you were at a high or low point, or heading out of one, did you learn some lessons?