Susan Perrow passionately believes that ‘stories know the way’. Working with imaginative journeys and the mystery and magic of metaphor, she has developed the art of therapeutic storytelling for children’s challenging behaviour and difficult situations. She offers a tried and tested method for creating a unique story for a child.
This treasury of 101 new healing stories address a range of issues – from unruly behaviour to grieving, anxiety, lack of confidence, bullying, teasing, nightmares, intolerance, inappropriate talk, toileting, bedwetting and much more. The stories also have the potential for nurturing positive values.
This resource will help you:
- Create your own therapeutic stories, using handy tips, exercises and methods such as Susan’s ‘metaphor, journey and resolution framework’
- Find suitable behaviour stories for children aged 3-10 years using different categories for easy reference
- Explore the use of healing stories for global and national challenging situations
- Develop your storytelling skills using useful tips and anecdotes
- Draw on modern and traditional wisdom tales from around the world
Susan Perrow, M.Ed. Hons 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. Her therapeutic story work has led to the publication of three resource books – Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour, Therapeutic Storytelling: 101 Healing Stories for Children and An A-Z Collection of Behaviour Tales.
“An inspirational and useful resource.” —Sue Hollingsworth, International School of Storytelling
“Offers a rich wellspring of imaginative material to inspire parents, grandparents, educators and therapists alike. These stories can make a vital contribution to personal and cultural transformation.” —Dr. Jennifer M. Gidley, President, World Futures Studies Federation
Download Nancy Blanning’s review of Therapeutic Storytelling, Gateways (Autumn 2012)
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