Susan Perrow

Susan Perrow M.Ed is an Australian author who works with ‘story medicine’. She writes, collects and documents stories that offer a therapeutic journey for the reader – a positive, imaginative way of addressing challenging behaviours and traumatic situations, including environmental grief and loss.

Susan has an extensive background in teaching, writing and therapeutic storytelling. She travels nationally and internationally giving keynotes and running seminars for teachers, parents and therapists, and now offers online training and talks.

Her therapeutic story work has led to the publication of four resource books –  Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour, Therapeutic Storytelling: 101 Healing Stories for Children, An A-Z Collection of Behaviour Tales and Stories to Light the Night: A grief and loss collection for children, families and communities, all published by Hawthorn Press. The first two have now been translated into many languages, including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Serbian and Croatian.

Susan Perrow’s Therapeutic Story Collection is now available in AUDIO format on The App features 101 therapeutic stories, narrated by professionals, designed to help children deal with challenging situations, behaviors, and everyday challenges. is now available for download on both iOS and Android devices. To learn more about the App and its therapeutic audio stories, please visit

Susan Perrow Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour