For Kids And Teens

Using Metaphors in Therapy

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Praise for

101 Healing Stories for Children and Teens

George Burns is a highly experienced clinician with the remarkable ability to create, discover and tell engaging stories that can teach us all the most important lessons in life. With 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens, he strives especially to help kids and teens learn these life lessons early on, providing them opportunities for getting help, and even learning to think preventively. Burns has made an invaluable contribution to helping young people build good skills and good lives. Michael D.Yapko, Ph.D.

Author of Breaking the Patterns of Depression and Hand-Me-Down Blues

101 Healing Stories for Children and Teens is a must read for everyone working with this age group. George Burns takes the reader on a wonderful journey, balancing metaphor, good therapeutic technique, and empirical foundations during the trip. Given that Burns utilizes all three aspects of the Confucian story referred to in the book—teaching, showing, and involving—any reader using this resource should increase their understanding of how stories can be used therapeutically. Richard G.Whiteside, MSW

Author of The Art of Using and Losing Control and Working with Difficult Clients

Burns has done it again, even more thoroughly and usefully than last time! I loved the structure, the content, and the stories—particularly the child-generated metaphors and collaborative tales. This book is going to be invaluable to all clinicians who work with children of all ages, and shines with the clear and genuine love that allowed its writing. Thanks, George. Robert McNeilly, MBBS

Director, Centre of Effective Therapy, Melbourne, Australia Author of Healing the Whole Person

101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens is a fantastic idea, well executed, by a master! Burns systematically leads readers through every step of constructing and delivering therapeutic stories in general, and then outlines and provides examples of stories for achieving a wide variety of specific goals. This book is a wonderful gift for psychotherapists but it should also be in the hands of every parent who spends loving time with their children. Stephen Lankton, MSW, DAHB

Executive Director, Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy Author of The Answer Within and Tales of Enchantment.

Information helps youngsters DO different things but stories create experiences that help them to BE different. George Burns is an international expert, and a voluble and vulpine raconteur. 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens is a masterwork—easy to follow, easy to effect. A treasure-trove for parents and professionals in the child-development fields. Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D.

Director, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation

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