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Author Parkinson, Rob, 1949-

Title Transforming tales : how stories can change people / Rob Parkinson
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers,, 2009


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Description 336 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. The Natural Storyteller -- 2. The Spanish Game:Guided Imagery and Stories -- 3. The Way You Tell 'em: The Art and Craft of Oral Storytelling -- 4. Traditional Ways of Storytelling -- 5. Marvellous Miniatures: Making Short Metaphors -- 6. New Lamps for Old: Transposing Stories -- 7. Traps and Treasures: Symbols, Stories Within Stories and Metaphorical Literacy
Summary "The power of story in our lives is far from adequately understood in contemporary culture. Equally the therapeutic power of storytelling, how it can quite literally entrance and even heal, has been ignored until recently. Transforming Tales reveals the true of impact of stories on our lives and how stories can create feelings of hope, take away psychological distress and even stimulate the immune system." "Written by an experienced professional storyteller, this book contains over 90 short stories, from traditional fables to fascinating modern yarns, and allows readers to understand the hidden patterns storytellers use to captivate attention and learn how truths are often encapsulated in myths, jokes and fairy stories.The author focuses on the therapeutic value of stories and how they can instigate real change in people's lives. The book also reveals everything you need to know to create vibrant, memorable, original stories and short metaphors for yourself."
"This extraordinary journey into imagination and understanding will be an illuminating read for those professionally concerned with psychological and personal change and anyone who wants to learn more about the power and significance of stories."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-327) and index
Subject Narrative therapy.
LC no. 2008035926
ISBN 9781843109747 pb alkaline paper