Stories can play an important and potent role in therapy with children and adolescents--helping them develop the skills to cope with and survive a myriad of life situations. In many cases, stories provide the most effective means of communicating what kids and teens might not want to discuss directly.
101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens provides straightforward advice on using storytelling and metaphors in a variety of therapeutic settings. Ideal for all who work with young people, this unique resource can be combined with other inventive and evidence-based techniques such as play, art, music, and drama therapies as well as solution focused, hypnotic, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. Offering guidance for new clinicians and seasoned professionals, George Burns’s latest work delivers a unique combination--information on incorporating storytelling in therapy, dozens of ready-made stories, and tips for creating original therapeutic stories.
Innovative chapters include:
- Guidance for effective storytelling
- Using metaphors effectively
- Where to get ideas for healing stories
- Planning and presenting healing stories
- Teaching parents to use healing stories
In addition, 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens includes dozens of story ideas designed to address a variety of issues, such as:
About the Author
- Enriching learning
- Teaching self-care
- Changing patterns of behavior
- Managing relationships, emotions, and life challenges
- Creating helpful thoughts
- Developing life skills and problem-solving techniques
GEORGE W. BURNS is a clinical psychologist and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Western Australia. He is also a trainer of therapists and the author of 101 Healing Stories: Using Metaphors in Therapy (Wiley), Nature-Guided Therapy, and coauthor of Standing without Shoes: Creating Happiness, Relieving Depression, Enhancing Life.