A comprehensive guide to understanding and using storytelling intherapy with kids and teens
"George Burns is a highly experienced clinician with the remarkableability to create, discover, and tell engaging stories that canteach us all the most important lessons in life. With 101 HealingStories for Kids and Teens, he strives especially to help kidsand
teens learn these life lessons early on, providing themopportunities for getting help and even learning to thinkpreventively."
-Michael D. Yapko, PhD | Author of Breaking the Patterns ofDepression and Hand-Me-Down Blues
"George Burns takes the reader on a wonderful journey, balancingmetaphor, good therapeutic technique, and empirical foundationsduring the trip. Given that Burns utilizes all three aspects of theConfucian story referred to in the book-teaching, showing, andinvolving-readers should increase their understanding of howstories can be used therapeutically."
-Richard G. Whiteside, MSW | Author of The Art of Using and LosingControl and Working with Difficult Clients: A Practical Guide toBetter Therapy
"A treasure trove for parents and for professionals in thechild-development fields."
-Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD | Director, The Milton H. EricksonFoundation
Stories can play an important and potent role in therapy withchildren and adolescents-helping them develop the skills to copewith and survive a myriad of life situations. In many cases,stories provide the most effective means of communicating what kidsand teens might not want to discuss directly.
101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens provides straightforwardadvice on using storytelling and metaphors in a variety oftherapeutic settings. Ideal for all who work with young people,this unique resource can be combined with other inventive andevidence-based techniques such as play, art, music, and dramatherapies as well as solution focused, hypnotic, andcognitive-behavioral approaches. Offering guidance for newclinicians and seasoned professionals, George Burns's latest workdelivers a unique combination-information on incorporatingstorytelling in therapy, dozens of ready-made stories, and tips forcreating 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 dozensof story ideas designed to address a variety of issues, suchas:
* 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
About George W. Burns
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Published April 21, 2008
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