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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 1 online resource (336 pages)
Contents Transforming Tales: How Stories Can Change People; Contents; TABLE OF STORIES; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 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; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; SUBJECT INDEX; AUTHOR INDEX
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 p
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-327) and indexes
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Subject Bibliotherapy.
Literature and medicine.
Narrative therapy.
Short stories -- Therapeutic use.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008035926
ISBN 1843109743 (paper)
1846429196 (electronic bk.)
9781843109747 (paper)
9781846429194 (electronic bk.)
(pb ; alk. paper)