Kim delivers 3 hour online workshops in the use of Therapeutic Storytelling with The Sydney Centre for Creative Change. As a therapeutic intervention this is an ancient medicine, and has been pivotal in the achievement of positive outcomes for many adult and child clients who have experienced adversity.
Following the Hero’s Journey (see map in Resources), we all transition from the ‘known’ to the unknown’, meet challenges and find helpers, and are transformed through life’s journeys.
Many of these short folktales would be suitable in a classroom or in therapy. Stories engage children and adult’s interest and can sidestep a natural resistance to acknowledge trauma.
In stories the dark side of life is exposed, and the hero’s strengths shine through.
Warning: Storytellers have a golden rule: don’t explain the story to your listener:
Does the fruit seller peel and eat your banana for you?