Due to be published by Hawthorn Press, U.K. - September 2017
An A-Z Collection of Behaviour Tales
From Angry Ant to Zestless Zebra (due to be published Sept 2017)
Therapeutic Storytelling: 101 Healing Stories for Children (2012)
Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour (2008)
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An A-Z Collection of Behaviour Tales
From Angry Ant to Zestless Zebra
(due to be published by Hawthorn Press, U.K. Sept 2017)
This illustrated collection of behaviour tales offers story medicine as a creative strategy for parenting, teaching and counselling. Following the alphabet from A to Z, each behaviour is identified in the story title: angry, anxious, bullying, demanding, fussy … greedy … jealous ... loud … obnoxious … quibbling … uncooperative … and more. Covering a range of universal challenges, the stories, some humorous, some more serious, are suitable for three to nine years - and the child in every adult.
All 42 stories begin with an undesirable or out-of-balance situation and, through the use of metaphor and an imaginative story journey, lead to a more desirable resolution. In this way, story medicine also has the potential for nurturing positive values.
Stories may not be magic pills that have powers to fix or heal all difficulties, but they can be a wonderful and more pleasant alternative to nagging and lecturing. And sometimes ‘magic’ does happen and a story does make a difference!
Therapeutic Storytelling:101 Healing Stories for Children
Published by Hawthorn Press, U.K. 2012
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, bedwettingand much more. The stories alsohave 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 usingdifferent categories for easy reference
- Explore the use of healing stories for global and national challenging situations
- Develop your storytelling skills using usefultips 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 Storiesfor Challenging Behaviour, has been translated into several languages.
Endorsement: “Therapeutic Storytelling offers a rich wellspring of imaginative material to inspire children, parents, grandparents, educators and therapists alike. These stories can potentially make a vital contribution to personal and cultural transformation.” Dr. Jennifer M. Gidley, Research Fellow, RMIT University, Melbourne
President, World Futures Studies Federation
Extent: 270pp / Paperback
Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour
Published by Hawthorn Press, U.K. 2008
Susan Perrow is a story doctor. She writes, collects and documents stories that offer a therapeutic journey for the storyteller and listener – a positive, imaginative way of healing difficult situations.
Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour brings together the fruits of Susan Perrow’s work in storymaking. It is richly illustrated with lively anecdotes drawn from parents and teachers who have discovered how the power of story can help resolve a range of common childhood behaviours and situations such as separation anxiety, bullying, sibling rivalry, nightmares and grieving.This comprehensive resource offers:
· A discussion of therapeutic storytelling
· Checklists for readers to evaluate the challenging behaviour or situation and identify their desired resolution
· Guidelines for adapting stories for different age groups and cultures
· An extensive collection of new stories and traditional folk tales categorised by behaviour or situation
· A storymaking model to help the reader create stories directly relevant to their own circumstances
‘Susan Perrow’s inspirational adventures with storytelling have grown into this inspirational book. May its pages encourage you to speak healing words that help both children and adults to flourish.’ Nancy Mellon, author of Storytelling with Children
CONTENTS: Section One: My Story Journey Why use stories?; Weaving Stories into the Family Fabric; Weaving Stories into the Teaching FabricSection Two: Writing Therapeutic Stories‘Story’ and ‘Behaviour’; A Construction Model for Story Writing; Different Stories for Different Ages; Truth and Morality; Story Making Exercises Section Three: Stories for Challenging Behaviour; SECTION FOUR: STORIES FOR CHALLENGING SITUATIONS SECTION FIVE: THE ART OF STORYTELLINGStorytelling and story reading; Multi-cultural thoughts; Storytelling for different audiences and occasions; props and presentation ideas; Guidelines for assessing storytelling.
Extent: 300pp / Paperback
Published: Croatian, Portugese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish