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Saturday, February 25, 2012


Title:       Therapeutic Storytelling     
Subtitle: 101 Healing Stories for Children             
Release date:  UK - April 2012; Australian Launch - 27th July 2012, Lennox Head Library / Cultural Centre - 4.30 to 6.00 pm

ISBN:              978-1-907359-15-6
Dimensions:    234 x 156mm
Extent:           272pp 
Binding:          Paperback
Price:               £20.00  

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,  bedwetting and much more. The stories also have 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 using  different categories for easy reference
  •  Explore  the use of healing stories for global and national challenging situations
  •  Develop your storytelling skills using  useful tips 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 Stories for 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

Soon available from Hawthorn Press, Amazon and Footprint Books: 
(and many other online bookstores)

Friday, February 24, 2012


Available from Hawthorn Press, Amazon and Footprint Books: 

(and many other online bookstores)

BOOK REVIEWS for ‘HEALING STORIES FOR CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR’ Susan Perrow has developed the art of pedagogical stories to a luminescent degree. In her beautiful book she offers dozens of stories, some her own, some traditional and retold by her. Each story carries with it the seed of healing for just about any childhood problem, from unruly behavior to deep grieving. Her voice is one of warmth and caring, her stories are richly engaging to young and old alike. Having her book at hand is like having a medicine chest filled with homeopathic remedies for all conditions - and, like homeopathy, Susan's stories are guaranteed to produce no unwanted side effects. Healing Stories includes chapters on creating stories and on the art of storytelling, as well as stories selected for their ability to heal. This is a resource that is so vast in its usefulness that we predict it will become one of the most sought after parent/teacher resources ever printed. Thirsty for more! - Since reading this book, I have gone from being a story-time reader to story teller. I have used Susan Perrow's stories with my son, family, friends, and in the classroom. Her book has been instrumental in helping me to understand the power of storytelling and the benefits. The stories are very satisfying to the listener and when the children see me again, they ask for another story. On my end, storytelling does not come naturally. The tips on successful story telling and how to create your own stories have been especially useful. Sunflower Garden