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Therapeutic Storytelling

101 Healing Stories for Children


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SKU: 9781907359156 ISBN: 9781907359156
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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 runs therapeutic storytelling workshops from China to Africa, Europe to America and across her own sun-burnt land of Australia. This book is the fruit of these workshops. She is a storyteller, teacher trainer, parent educator and counsellor. Her acclaimed first book, Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour has been translated into several languages.

“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)


Susan Perrow’s website, Healing Through Stories
Therapeutic Storytelling on Wikipedia, Therapeutic Storytelling

This title has been translated – for details contact

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Weight0.467 kg

Susan Perrow




234 × 159 mm


272 pages



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