How Stories Heal

This book will satisfy a huge need in higher education and scholarship for .

Author: Robert J. Nash

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9781433124822

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 471

It is time for academics to embrace the fact that nothing is more appealing to readers - especially to our students - than personal stories with meaning-making implications that can touch all lives. No matter the age or stage in life, the personal or collective identity, everyone deals with meaning-making issues that challenge them - and others - throughout their lifetimes. And everyone we know finds that when encouraged to write their stories in the academy, they find meaning, wholeness, and healing.<BR> <I>How Stories Heal illustrates the value of personal narrative writing. Referring to this type of writing as the -turn to the subjective I or to me-search research, this is a book about Scholarly Personal Narrative (SPN) writing, actually written in an SPN style. This book will satisfy a huge need in higher education and scholarship, particularly for students who are writing undergraduate and graduate theses and doctoral dissertations; and also for junior and senior faculty who are looking to construct alternative forms of scholarship for publication."

Healing with Stories

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.

Author: George W. Burns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470118412

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 740

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

Therapeutic Storytelling

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.

Author: Susan Perrow

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781907359156

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 943

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.

How Stories Heal

This book will satisfy a huge need in higher education and scholarship for students who are writing theses and doctoral dissertations.

Author: Robert J. Nash

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9781433124839

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 347

It is time for academics to embrace the fact that nothing is more appealing to readers - especially to our students - than personal stories with meaning-making implications that can touch all lives. No matter the age or stage in life, the personal or collective identity, everyone deals with meaning-making issues that challenge them - and others - throughout their lifetimes. And everyone we know finds that when encouraged to write their stories in the academy, they find meaning, wholeness, and healing.<BR> <I>How Stories Heal illustrates the value of personal narrative writing. Referring to this type of writing as the -turn to the subjective I or to me-search research, this is a book about Scholarly Personal Narrative (SPN) writing, actually written in an SPN style. This book will satisfy a huge need in higher education and scholarship, particularly for students who are writing undergraduate and graduate theses and doctoral dissertations; and also for junior and senior faculty who are looking to construct alternative forms of scholarship for publication."

101 Healing Stories

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.

Author: George W. Burns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

View: 246

"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.

Spinning Gold Out of Straw

Author: Diane Rooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780970959843

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

View: 492


The Healing Art of Storytelling

With The Healing Art of Storytelling, you will gain a deeper sense of integrity, purpose, and direction and, most importantly, see the story of your life in a new light.

Author: Richard Stone

Publisher: Authors Choice Press

ISBN: 059533833X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 270

Over the years, television and other cultural forces have robbed us of storytelling as a tool of communicating, learning, and healing. In The Healing Art of Storytelling, professional storyteller Richard Stone describes this crisis and its devastating effects, and then offers a step-by-step guide for creating a storytelling tradition that we can use to transform our families, our friendships, and ourselves. This ancient art offers us a fresh approach to issues such as coping with death and grieving, building esteem in ourselves and our children, finding courage in the face of uncertainty, and discovering the miraculous in the everyday. With The Healing Art of Storytelling, you will gain a deeper sense of integrity, purpose, and direction and, most importantly, see the story of your life in a new light. "Richard Stone is a captivating storyteller with an important lesson in his tale-you can do this, too, and in the telling, transform yourself as well as your story." -Henriette Anne Klauser, Ph.D., author of Put Your Heart on Paperand Writing on Both Sides of the Brain "Beautifully written, insightful and practical, a book for every storyteller and the storyteller in everyone." -Allan B. Chinen, M.D., author of Waking the World and Beyond the Hero "[Richard Stone] invites us on a rich adventure: To tell the smaller stories of our lives with exquisite precision, that we, ourselves, through the telling, may become larger and spacious, full of grace." -Wayne Muller, author of How, Then, Shall We Live? and Legacy of the Heart "This is the storyteller's workshop and cookbook, but more than that it shows the deep motivator and the healer of wounded hearts and souls at work in an effective and salvational manner A most helpful book and a good read." -Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, author of The Dream Assembly and From Age-ing to Sage-ing

The Power of Memoir

Help uncover the secret stories that are the keys to healing Explore the dynamics and roles of dysfunctional families Heal old wounds, creating a better present and brighter future Using many examples from her students and clients, the ...

Author: Linda Myers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470508361

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 611

A groundbreaking work for healing long-term emotional problems The Power of Memoir is a pioneering how-to book that provides a new step-by-step program to use memoir writing as a therapeutic process. By going through these steps you'll learn how to choose the significant milestones and turning points that make up a coherent story leading to a life-changing epiphany. Help uncover the secret stories that are the keys to healing Explore the dynamics and roles of dysfunctional families Heal old wounds, creating a better present and brighter future Using many examples from her students and clients, the author shows how creative, well-planned, and carefully researched memoir writing can offer a process for sorting out the truth from lies and family myths.

Coyote Wisdom

Original. NATIVE AMERICAN / SPIRITUALITY "With his stories, I have seen Dr. Mehl-Madrona heal patients that all other physicians had given up on. The stories in this book are healing in and of themselves.

Author: Lewis Mehl-Madrona

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9781591430292

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 230

View: 856

Explores the healing powers of stories passed down over time in Native American culture and describes how we can apply this wisdom to empower and transform our own lives. Original.

It was a Miracle

In her opening chapter, Blessing unfolds her compelling personal experiences with prayer and healing and sets forth a solid biblical understanding of salvation as total healing and wholeness.

Author: Kamila Blessing

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 9780806637327

Category: Religion

Page: 159

View: 114

In her opening chapter, Blessing unfolds her compelling personal experiences with prayer and healing and sets forth a solid biblical understanding of salvation as total healing and wholeness. She concludes her introduction with the words, "There is no doubt Jesus did heal; there is no doubt that he commissioned his followers to do the same; there is also no doubt that you are invited to ask for healing." Each successive chapter brings that experience of salvation into today's world. Drawing from her years as a pastor and therapist, she narrates marvelous stories of how God is bringing healing miracles to her life and to the lives of persons she encounters. At the end of each chapter, Blessing suggests ways readers can seek God's healing power for their own lives.

The Healing Power of Stories

Life and death flow to us through stories . Words have almost unlimited power to
destroy and to heal . Nothing is more false than the implication of the phrase "
Words , words , words— nothing but words . ” More lives have been destroyed by
 ...

Author: Daniel Taylor

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

View: 597

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.

101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens

Author George Burns provides advice and guidelines to presenting oral, visual, and play-based metaphors in therapy and offers techniques for working with child-generated metaphors as well as demonstrating how to create your own healing ...

Author: George W. Burns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 307

View: 488

This companion to 101 Healing Stories: Using Metaphors in Therapy guides the reader through the therapeutic process of storytelling with children and teens. Author George Burns provides advice and guidelines to presenting oral, visual, and play-based metaphors in therapy and offers techniques for working with child-generated metaphors as well as demonstrating how to create your own healing stories for children and adolescents.

Singing Story Healing Drum

Story images recount the course of a shaman's life and work, and map the whole
spiritual world from which the practice springs.Through the power of words and
sounds, stories and songs act on the listener to bring about healing and spiritual
 ...

Author: Kira Van Deusen

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773571515

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 409

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.

Rescued Volume 2

Rescued Volume 2 contains 12 stories of cats, the humans who healed them...and how they in turn healed their humans. As with Volume 1 of the Rescued series, the stories are told through each cat's own unique perspective.

Author: Deborah Barnes

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781941433041

Category: Cat owners

Page: 232

View: 404


Kitchen Table Wisdom

In a special tenth anniversary edition of the inspirational best seller, the founder of Commonweal discusses the problem of isolation and disconnection in American society and sets forth her vision of how life should be lived, drawing on ...

Author: Rachel Naomi Remen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 337

View: 453

In a special tenth anniversary edition of the inspirational best seller, the founder of Commonweal discusses the problem of isolation and disconnection in American society and sets forth her vision of how life should be lived, drawing on her work as a psycho-oncologist and her own experience with a life-threatening disease. Reissue. 50,000 first printing.

Chicken Soup for the Soul of America

Inspirational stories celebrate the courage, compassion, and heroism of Americans on and after September 11. 2001, and discuss those who make a difference in the lives of others, battling crime, poverty, and other problems.

Author: Jack Canfield

Publisher: Hci

ISBN: 9780757300066

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 127

Inspirational stories celebrate the courage, compassion, and heroism of Americans on and after September 11. 2001, and discuss those who make a difference in the lives of others, battling crime, poverty, and other problems.

Healing the Mind through the Power of Story

In Healing the Mind through the Power of Story, Dr. Mehl-Madrona shows what mental health care could be. He explains that within a narrative psychiatry model of mental illness, people are not defective, requiring drugs to “fix” them.

Author: Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D.

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 1591439701

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 434

Psychiatry that recognizes the essential role of community in creating a new story of mental health • Provides a critique of conventional psychiatry and a look at what mental health care could be • Includes stories used in the author’s healing practice that draw from traditional cultures around the world Conventional psychiatry is not working. The pharmaceutical industry promises it has cures for everything that ails us, yet a recent study on antidepressants showed there is no difference of success in prescribed pharmaceuticals from placebos when all FDA-reported trials are considered instead of just the trials published in journals. Up to 80 percent of patients with bipolar depression remain symptomatic despite conventional treatment, and 10 to 20 percent of these patients commit suicide. In Healing the Mind through the Power of Story, Dr. Mehl-Madrona shows what mental health care could be. He explains that within a narrative psychiatry model of mental illness, people are not defective, requiring drugs to “fix” them. What needs “fixing” is the ineffective stories they have internalized and succumbed to about how they should live in the world. Drawing on traditional stories from cultures around the world, Dr. Mehl-Madrona helps his patients re-story their lives. He shows how this innovative approach is actually more compatible with what we are learning about the biology of the brain and genetics than the conventional model of psychiatry. Drawing on wisdom both ancient and new, he demonstrates the power and success of narrative psychiatry to bring forth change and lasting transformation.

How Connections Heal

Richly textured chapters-all written especially for this volume-explain key concepts of RCT and demonstrate their application with diverse individuals, couples, families, and groups, as well as in institutional settings.

Author: Maureen Walker

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593850326

Category: Psychology

Page: 258

View: 563

From faculty and associates of the Stone Center's Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, this practice-oriented casebook shows how relational-cultural theory (RCT) translates into therapeutic action. Richly textured chapters-all written especially for this volume-explain key concepts of RCT and demonstrate their application with diverse individuals, couples, families, and groups, as well as in institutional settings. Emphasizing that relationship is the work of therapy, case narratives illuminate both the therapist and client factors that promote or interfere with movement toward connection. Highlighted are the ways in which cultural contexts profoundly influence relationships; how growthful connection inevitably includes conflict; and how experienced therapists work on a moment-by-moment basis to engage with and counteract personal and cultural forces of disconnection.

Narrative Medicine

Seeks to restore the pivotal role of the patient’s own story in the healing process • Shows how conventional medicine tends to ignore the account of the patient • Presents case histories where disease is addressed and healed through ...

Author: Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D.

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 1591439507

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 324

Seeks to restore the pivotal role of the patient’s own story in the healing process • Shows how conventional medicine tends to ignore the account of the patient • Presents case histories where disease is addressed and healed through the narrative process • Proposes a reinvention of medicine to include the indigenous healing methods that for thousands of years have drawn their effectiveness from telling and listening Modern medicine, with its high-tech and managed-care approach, has eliminated much of what constitutes the art of healing: those elements of doctoring that go beyond the medications prescribed. The typically brief office visit leaves little time for doctors to listen to their patients, though it is in these narratives that disease is both revealed and perpetuated--and can be released and treated. Lewis Mehl-Madrona’s Narrative Medicine examines the foundations of the indigenous use of story as a healing modality. Citing numerous case histories that demonstrate the profound power of narrative in healing, the author shows how when we learn to dialogue with disease, we come to understand the power of the “story” we tell about our illness and our possibilities for better health. He shows how this approach also includes examining our relationships to our extended community to find any underlying disharmony that may need healing. Mehl-Madrona points the way to a new model of medicine--a health care system that draws its effectiveness from listening to the healing wisdom of the past and also to the present-day voices of its patients.

Healing 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.

Author: Kurt Newman, M.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698191641

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 858

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.