Multicultural Myths Folktales Legends And Fairy Stories

Folktales contain the whole history and tradition of communicating through stories, whether to inform, teach, or entertain. In them are stories that are universal, transcending cultures, religions, and the generations. There is no more delightful method to appreciate the nature of stories than to read these tales or even better, to sit with traditional storytellers with an eye or ear open for possible therapeutic themes. Akello, G. (1981). Iteso thought patterns in tales. Dar Es Salaam,...

Humor As Metaphor

What are the jokes the children you know are telling What humorous books are they reading What comedy shows do they watch on television What commercials do they see as funny Using humor, jokes, and funny stories can quickly engage children and teenagers, communicating a powerful therapeutic message in a seemingly light-hearted manner. This is because, as Yapko says, Humor involves reframing as the vehicle for the joke. The punch line inevitably causes us to look at the incidents in the story...

Storytelling Metaphors And Therapy For Children

Metaphors are easily, and appropriately, incorporated into therapy for children. While this list is far from comprehensive, it is a starting point to give you an idea of the sort of literature available and the places you can begin to look for further resource material. It covers the art of storytelling, metaphors specifically written for children, and various approaches to child adolescent therapy. (1994a). Brave. Austin, TX Raintree Steck-Vaughn. Amos, J. (1994b). Confident. Austin, TX...

References And Professional Literature On Metaphors

In the professional literature there are many books and journal articles about metaphors that provide research into metaphor processing, offer case histories, and give examples and sources of metaphors. Throughout the text of this book, I have minimized the amount of referencing and reiteration of other people's research so as to give maximum space to the stories and the techniques for using them. To help you further explore the science, theory, styles, and applications of healing stories, I...

Outcomes Offered

I don't remember what sort of bird it was, but I suppose we could make it any sort of bird that you want. What sort of bird would you like it to be This bird lived in a land where there had been a very long, dry summer. It hadn't rained for a long time. The ground was so dry that even the overnight dew was soaked up as quickly as if it had fallen on a sponge. As a result the poor bird had not had a drink for a long time. It was really thirsty so thirsty that it...

How Stories Teach Values

Recently I led a group of colleagues on a workshop study tour ofBhutan, a high and tiny Himalayan kingdom north of Bangladesh and south of Tibet. While there, I was interested to discover that this is a country with an unofficial national story. The Four Faithful Friends is the country's most loved story, told to the young and repeated among the mature. It hangs as a painting in many homes and is depicted on the walls of temples, public buildings, medical clinics, and even banks. It was a mural...

Info

This one is dedicated to kids, kids of all ages, all cultures, all religions, everywhere, especially to Tom and Ella, and one who is yet to be. Acknowledgments, xv Introduction, xvii What This Book Offers, xvii A Word or Two about Words, xix Oral versus Written Stories, xix The Structure of This Book, xx Story 1 A Story of the Story, xxiii PART I EFFECTIVE STORYTELLING FOR KIDS AND TEENS, 1 Chapter 1 The Magic of Metaphor, 3 Why Tell Healing and Teaching Stories to Kids and Teens , 3 A Brief...

Oral Versus Written Stories

While I have long been told stories by my parents and in turn told them to my children, grandchildren, and clients, both young and old, I have found that storytelling and story writing are two different processes. In fact, it feels strange to be communicating with you about storytelling in a written format. Once stories are written, in black and white, they tend to take on an immutable quality as though that is the way they always have been and always should be told. The reality is that stories...

Stories for adults

Burns is indeed a master in the art of using stories for healing purposes. Metapsychology Review, January 2003 This is George Burn's best book yet. He leverages years of professional therapist experience to help individuals uncover insightful and practical solutions to the everyday life challenges encountered in the real world. The stories and metaphors hit the mark again and again. Dr. Brian Alman, Author of Self-Hypnosis, Six Steps to Freedom and Thin Meditations 101 Healing Stories...