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Healing With Stories

Author : George W. Burns
ISBN : 0470118415
Genre : Psychology
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An invitation to observe and learn the therapeutic art of storytelling Healing with Stories brings together a stellar collection of some of the world's most prominent practitioners, taking you inside their thinking and processes for working with metaphors. They represent the panorama of metaphor practice in psychotherapy today with considered, humorous, and compassionate case examples that step you through the intricacies for replicating their work in your own. This is a book for family therapists who work with children, adults, and families, as well as for hypnotherapists, cognitive behavioral therapists, narrative therapists, dynamic therapists, solution-focused therapists, and child therapists. In fact, all therapists who wish to communicate their therapeutic messages with the greatest effectiveness will find this book to be an essential and useful clinical tool. Contributors include: * Richard Kopp * Julie H. Linden * Mikaela J. Hildebrandt * Lindsay B. Fletcher * Steven C. Hayes * Michael D. Yapko * Valerie E. Lewis * Gregory Smit * Joy Nel * Christine Perry * Joyce C. Mills * Rubin Battino * Carol A Hicks-Lankton * Wendel A. Ray * Jana P. Sutton * Robert McNeilly * Roxanna Erickson-Klein * Angela Ebert * Hasham Al Musawi * Teresa Garcia-Sanchez * George W. Burns Praise for Healing with Stories "George Burns has done an expert job of compiling a definitive work that demystifies the ever-versatile metaphor. Whether you are a novice or an expert clinician, you will find a treasury of story interventions along with the 'inside scoop' on how each was created and applied to bring success in nineteen unforgettable case chapters. Better yet, you'll be able to create your own healing metaphors thanks to the expert guidance of a wide range of talented storytellers. Don't miss out on this one!" --Maggie Phillips, PhD, author of Finding the Energy to Heal and coauthor of Healing the Divided Self "If you want to be inspired, entertained, and enlightened, Healing with Stories is the book to read. George Burns, a master storyteller, has assembled a creative, diverse group of clinicians to share their ideas about how metaphor can be used with a variety of problems and clients. The result is a fascinating array of insights into metaphor's role in the healing process." --Richard G. Whiteside, MSW, author of Becoming Dragon
Category: Psychology

101 Healing Stories For Kids And Teens

Author : George W. Burns
ISBN : 9781118428894
Genre : Psychology
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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
Category: Psychology

101 Healing Stories

Author : George W. Burns
ISBN : UOM:39015051300831
Genre : Psychology
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"George W. Burns examines the healing value of using metaphors in therapy and provides 101 inspirational story ideas that therapists can adapt to share with clients for effecting change. He explains how to tell stories that engage the client, how to make them metaphoric, and where to find sources for such tales. Burns also shows readers how to build stories from personal experiences or their own imagination to use in session, making this thoughtful book an especially creative therapeutic tool."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Psychology

Healing Stories

Author : Stanley Krippner
ISBN : 096345014X
Genre : Self-Help
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Stanley Krippner and his co-editors Michael Bova and Leslie Gray have brought together a distinguished group of counsellors and psychotherapists who have incorporated the use of story telling and personal mythology into their practices. With an introduction by Susan Powers, chapters have been penned by such well-known clinicians as David Feinstein, Susan Schwartz, Corydon Hammond, Alan E. Stewart, Arthur Frank, Rachel Remen, Robert Rosenbaum and Harold Ellis. The approach to narrative ranges from personal mythology to action therapy to the use of drama and writing, to the importance of narrative in promoting healing in deep illness, and more. Aimed at clinicians, counsellors, psychotherapists and other helping professionals.
Category: Self-Help

The Healing Power Of Story

Author : Annie Brewster
ISBN : 1507214162
Genre : Self-Help
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Improve your overall wellbeing through the healing power of writing and storytelling with these inspiring true stories to help you see your illness—and yourself—in new and positive ways. Navigating illness can be both frightening and isolating. When a serious illness strikes you or a loved one, your whole world is turned upside down, leaving you feeling disoriented, angry, or depressed. But there is a way to take charge of your life and achieve better health and wellbeing—and that is through the art of storytelling. Social science and emerging neurobiological research reveal that storytelling helps us heal, cope, and communicate, lifting our mood and regaining control of our life’s narrative. With practical, science-backed guidance and compelling, relatable human stories, The Healing Power of Story offers you an opportunity to improve your health and also deepen human connections that serve as the foundation of healing through engaging with and telling your story. At a time when the country is gripped by an epidemic of loneliness, bringing individuals, families, and communities together to share stories can help you not only rebuild your shattered identity but also bring welcome joy to others.
Category: Self-Help

Mind Body Healing Stories For Children

Author : Carl Brahe
ISBN : 1499232918
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Mind/body healing stories are a different kind of healing story. Most healing stories for children are written to help them through hard times and to gain concepts that help them cope with their lives through empathy with story characters. Mind/Body healing stories provide concepts and skills to teach children to directly interact with their own immune systems in a way that accelerates or improves healing outcomes, also using empathy for story characters. Healing and curing are different. You may cure a bacterial caused disease using antibiotics, but a broken bone must be healed. Healing is an ongoing process that may last a lifetime and bring healing far beyond the scope of the original intent. Curing is an action caused by outside resources, such as a doctor prescribing antibiotics. Healing relies on your own innate resources as well as outside resources. Your mind/body provides guidance for action that may be used over and over again for many kinds of healing throughout a lifetime. Mind/body healing stories provide a way for children to be actively involved in their own medical treatment or other healing activity. The more a person feels involved the more empowered they feel and the better the outcome. Feeling involved relieves some of the fear, and stress, that is natural when a person interacts with medical, or other healing, professionals. Stress inhibits natural healing function, empowerment increase it. Stories and rhyme are appropriate for children as young as 9-months-old. Each time a child listens to these stories fantasy and rhyme help her discover her own innate healing tools that will be useful through her entire life. These techniques can help in healing any disease or injury regardless of origin or type. These stories are helpful for healing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual challenges. In the late 1950's a small boy lay in a New England hospital bed while his family and medical team waited for him to die. An orange size tumor squeezed against his brain crowding his tiny skull. The tumor was inoperable. Conventional medicine offered no help at the time. Left alone late at night he played a game. He imagined white space ships flying in his head. They circled the tumor blasting away at it with beams of white light. As the tumor disappeared in his game it disappeared in his skull. The use of mind/body healing has grown since then to be utilized, in some form, in the treatment of virtually every known aliment. The NIH has established a branch dedicated to research in the field of mind/body medicine. While mind/body healing are relatively new in this country it has been used by other cultures for thousands of years. The Taoist Priests of China have compiled over 1200 volumes on the use of mind body healing in the last 2000 years

Stories Of Illness And Healing

Author : Sayantani DasGupta
ISBN : UCSC:32106018986130
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A collection of women's illness narratives Stories of Illness and Healing is the first collection to place the voices of women experiencing illness alongside analytical writing from prominent scholars in the field of narrative medicine. The collection includes a variety of women's illness narratives--poetry, essays, short fiction, short drama, analyses, and transcribed oral testimonies--as well as traditional analytic essays about themes and issues raised by the narratives. Stories of Illness and Healing bridges the artificial divide between women's lives and scholarship in gender, health, and medicine. The authors of these narratives are diverse in age, ethnicity, family situation, sexual orientation, and economic status. They are doctors, patients, spouses, mothers, daughters, activists, writers, educators, and performers. The narratives serve to acknowledge that women's illness experiences are more than their diseases, that they encompass their entire lives. The pages of this book echo with personal accounts of illness, diagnosis, and treatment. They reflect the social constructions of women's bodies, their experiences of sexuality and reproduction, and their roles as professional and family caregivers. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Stories of Illness and Healing draws the connection between women's suffering and advocacy for women's lives.
Category: Health & Fitness

Therapeutic Storytelling

Author : Susan Perrow
ISBN : 190735915X
Genre : Education
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Working with imaginative journeys and the mystery and magic of metaphor, the author has developed the art of therapeutic storytelling for children's challenging behaviour.
Category: Education

Healing Stories For Challenging Behaviour

Author : Susan Perrow
ISBN : 9781907359217
Genre : Medical
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This treasury of 101 new healing stories addresses a range of issues - from unruly behaviour to grieving, anxiety, lack of confidence, bullying, teasing, nightmares, intolerance, inappropriate talk, toileting, bedwetting and much more. The stories also have the potential for nurturing positive values.
Category: Medical

The Healing Power Of Stories

Author : Daniel Taylor
ISBN : UOM:39076001677173
Genre : Psychology
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Stating that the key to psychological healing is in the telling of life stories, a guide to recovery blends the avant-garde therapy of narrative psychology with literature, religion, ethics, and philosophy, citing the lessons that can be learned in classical works.
Category: Psychology

Poetry And Story Therapy

Author : Geri Giebel Chavis
ISBN : 0857003119
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Poetry and short stories can act as powerful springboards to growth, self-enhancement and healing. With the guidance of a skilled facilitator, participants can engage with their own creative expression, and with that of others, and in doing so find opportunities to voice their truth, affirm their strengths, and find new ways of coping with challenges. This book explores the therapeutic possibilities of poetry and stories in turn, describing how to select appropriate works for discussion, and providing techniques for facilitating personally-relevent and growth-enhancing sessions. The author provides ideas and suggestions for personal writing activities that emerge from or intertwine with this discussion, and explains how participants can create their own poetic and narrative pieces using non-literary stimuli, such as music, photographs, paintings, objects, and physical movement. A useful appendix contains titles of individual poems, stories, and literary anthologies that the author has found particularly beneficial in her work, as well as useful further resources and contact details for readers who would like to train to be registered or certified poetry therapists or facilitators. Combining theory with innovative ideas for practical, experiential exercises, this book is a valuable tool for creative arts therapy students and practitioners, mental health and medical professionals, and anyone else interested in the healing possibilities of creative expression.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Journeys Of Courage

Author : Joy Carol
ISBN : 1853906387
Genre : Political Science
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Filled with powerful, real-life accounts of communities that experienced difficult or violent situations, and explorations of the ways they undertook their healing processes. These are stories of real people within real communities, ranging from those af
Category: Political Science

The Healing Stories Of Jesus

Author : Louis Grams
ISBN : 9781593254827
Genre : Religion
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This Bible study, part of our popular Keys to the Bible series, will examine six of the Gospel stories in which Jesus healed those suffering from a variety of physical or spiritual afflictions. While healings demonstrate the love and compassion that Jesus has for each one of us, they are also a sign of the new creation he came to inaugurate—an announcement that the kingdom of God is at hand. Even today, supernatural healing gifts are meant to be a sign that God is present and active in the world today. This study will help you view Jesus' healings in a new way and encourage you to pray for healing for yourself, your family, and those you encounter each day. Each session of this Bible study features: • the Scripture text to be studied and insightful commentary. • questions for reflection, discussion, and personal application. • "In the Spotlight" sections featuring witnesses of modern-day healings.
Category: Religion

Soul Stories Of Healing

Author : Amy L. Govoni, MSN, RN, RMT
ISBN : 9781491712917
Genre : Self-Help
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We all have stories that we share. Whether we’re describing joy or sorrow, loss or learning, our stories reflect the experiences that shape us and make us who we are. Soul Stories of Healing hopes to inspire you to embrace the power of the collective experience. Have you ever experienced an “aha” moment—one of those times in which everything you thought you knew changed for the better? These are stories that can stop you in your tracks and cause you to realize that a whole new life awaits … all because someone shared a story with the power to shift your energy to a more positive, heartfelt way to move through life. In Soul Stories of Healing, a nurse and healer shares these experiences that bind us together, allows us to learn from each other, and frees up wonderful positive energy to flow to others. You may even be inspired to reexamine the stories of your past and share them with others. Don’t like the ending of your stories? When you accept the challenge to reinterpret those endings, you can start to see even the darkness in a new light.
Category: Self-Help

Healing Children

Author : Kurt Newman, M.D.
ISBN : 9780698191648
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A National Bestseller An “astounding and miraculous ” (Madeline Levine) medical memoir by one of our nation’s leading pediatric surgeons-- the visionary head of Children’s National Anyone who has seen a child recover from a wound or a broken bone knows that kids are made to heal. Their bodies are more resilient, more adaptive, and far more able to withstand acute stress than adults’. In this inspiring memoir, Dr. Kurt Newman draws from his long experience as a pediatric surgeon working at one of our nation’s top children’s hospitals to make the case that children are more than miniature adults. Through the story of his own career and of the brave kids he has treated over the years—and their equally brave and tenacious parents—he reveals the revolution that is taking place in pediatric medicine. When he decided to become a pediatric surgeon, the field was in its infancy, struggling for esteem. Now, nearly forty years later, it is at the forefront of exhilarating new discoveries in everything from cancer research to mental health care. But few parents know how to access the best care for their children. Far too many find themselves frustrated and afraid. Dr. Newman wrote this book to help guide parents—not just of sick kids but of all kids —and to share his knowledge of what children need to thrive. A deeply human story with a spectacular cast of young heroes and heroines, Healing Children will convince you that we still have a lot to learn from our kids.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Singing Story Healing Drum

Author : Kira Van Deusen
ISBN : 9780773571518
Genre : Social Science
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Endlessly fascinating, often moving, and a must read for anyone interested in the cultures of Siberia. Adele Barker, Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, University of Arizona The history and contemporary transformation of south Siberia is illuminated through this exploration of the shamanic revival in the Turkic Republics of Tuva and Khakassia. Based on extensive field-work and including folktales, legends, and shamanic poems that elucidate spiritual traditions as well as descriptions of local rituals, Singing Story, Healing Drum is at once travel narrative, autobiography, history, and ethnology. Kira Van Deusen weaves together traditional scholarship and a personal account of her travels through Siberia and contacts with scholars, shamans, and storytellers active in reviving traditional culture. Highlighting the importance of oral literature and music, Singing Story, Healing Drum guides the reader through the often confusing phenomena of the shamanic revival, both in Russia and abroad.
Category: Social Science

Thanks Series Edition 1

Author : Pirkko Monds
ISBN : 1452506000
Genre : Fiction
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The THANKS series (Therapeutic Healing And Nurturing Kids’ Stories) consists of four very different challenges children are likely to come across during their early, impressionable years. Story 1, “The Little Sea Horse,” deals with helping children accept diversity in each other. Story 2, “Joey & the Wrong Pouch,” deals with sexual abuse on a very subtle level. These first two stories can be read to an individual child or a group of children. They both contain wonderful messages about two very important life challenges. If a child has never experienced either one of these adversities, he or she would merely hear a story with an important message. Story 3, “Prickles,” is about a child living with pain and would be helpful to a child going through this particular challenge. It is written in a poetry format and easy to listen to. Story 4, “In the Deep Deep Woods,” is for a child who has experienced domestic violence. This is also in a poetry format, and even though it is easy to listen to, I would recommend it only be read to a child whose life has taken him or her through this particular hardship.
Category: Fiction

Happiness Healing Enhancement

Author : George W. Burns
ISBN : 0470560843
Genre : Psychology
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Praise for Happiness, Healing, Enhancement "Filled with good strategies based in research, compelling case material, and most importantly, practical advice, this book belongs in the library of everyone interested in what it means to live well. It provides not only ample food for thought, but for action." —Christopher Peterson, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan "If you are a therapist, a coach—or if you want to help yourself and others flourish—then this book is a must-read. It is an important theoretical and practical contribution to the field of positive psychology—and, in fact, to the field of psychology as a whole." —Tal Ben-Shahar, author of Happier and The Pursuit of Perfect A practical guide to applying the principles of positive psychology in your mental health practice Edited by internationally recognized psychologist, author, and therapist trainer George Burns, Happiness, Healing, Enhancement: Your Casebook Collection for Applying Positive Psychology in Therapy provides thought-provoking yet realistic and practical contributions from practitioners of positive psychology from around the world who share how they have translated solid, positive psychology research into sound clinical practice. Organized to make searching for a particular diagnostic category or therapeutic outcome fast and easy, this guide features: Contributions from some of the world's foremost positive psychology clinicians, researchers, and teachers, including P. Alex Linley, Betty Alice Erickson, Robert Weis, Antonella Delle Fave, Richard G. Tedeschi, Robert Biswas-Diener, Michael D. Yapko, and Bill O'Hanlon Examples and strategies including a "Putting It into Practice" feature that illustrates how readers can immediately apply the therapeutic applications covered in each chapter Building on the proven benefits of the positive psychology movement, Happiness, Healing, Enhancement will teach you new skills that will strengthen your practice of therapy and equip your clients with the pathways to overcome challenging problems and live a full, satisfying life.
Category: Psychology

The Wheel Of Healing With Ayurveda

Author : Michelle S. Fondin
ISBN : 9781608683529
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Build Optimal Energy and Health in Body, Mind, and Spirit Ever wondered why you’re feeling out of balance, stressed-out, sick, and exhausted but still can’t sleep? Western medicine often ignores the underlying issues that can lead to fatigue, illness, and disease, but there is a way to revitalize your body and mind without drugs or dangerous side effects. Ayurveda, the “science of life,” is a complete wellness system that includes all that we associate with medical care — prevention of disease, observation, diagnosis, and treatment — as well as self-care practices that are generally absent from Western medicine. This truly holistic approach considers not just diet, exercise, and genetics but also relationships, life purpose, finances, environment, and past experiences. In this thorough and practical book, Michelle Fondin guides you gently through self-assessment questions designed to zero in on your needs and the best practices for addressing them, such as eating plans, addiction treatment, detoxification, and techniques for improving relationships. She outlines easy steps you can take, with minimal cost, to heal common ailments such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, excess weight, anxiety, and depression. These time-tested methods for body, mind, and spirit wellness offer benefits to anyone at any age.
Category: Health & Fitness

Healing With Nature

Author : Susan S. Scott
ISBN : 1581153031
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Susan S. Scott is an experienced psychotherapist who, due to a back injury, was forced to abandon her therapist's couch and walk for therapy. Through her extended strolls through nature, she discovered the ingenious ability of trees to grow around obstacles and, in essence, heal themselves. The result of Dr. Scott's musings is Healing with Nature. This collection of stories and photos describes a different aspect of the healing process, matched with a corresponding tree image. Readers will learn how to observe their natural environment with fresh eyes, tap into their own self-healing powers, and discover creative ways to become the master of their own lives. An inspiring read for anyone with an interest in spiritual growth!
Category: Health & Fitness