AN A-Z COLLECTION OF BEHAVIOUR TALES ~ SUSAN PERROW
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!
Format: Paperback (235mm X 160mm) 144 pages
Susan Perrow M.Ed is an Australian author and storyteller who works with story medicine. She passionately believes that ‘stories know the way’. She writes, collects and documents stories that offer a therapeutic, healing journey. This is a sensitive and creative way of addressing grief and loss.
Susan has a lifetime experience of teaching, writing and therapeutic storytelling. She travels internationally giving talks and running story writing seminars for teachers, parents and therapists. She is a pioneer of healing storytelling. Her therapeutic story work has led to the publication of three resource books : Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour, Therapeutic Storytelling: 101 Healing Stories for Children and An A-Z Collection of Behaviour Tales, all published by Hawthorn Press. Translated into Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Serbian and Croatian.
The Little Gnome Who Had To Stay Home, a story written by Susan to help children struggling with Covid-19 ‘stay at home’ lockdowns, has been translated into 25 languages so far and was recently featured in The Sydney Morning Herald.