Description : Healing Stories: Narrative in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy is an original attempt to draw together widespread contributions to a narrative approach in psychiatry and psychotherapy and is a substantial contribution towards the reintegration of these two disciplines. Within the integrative framework of narratives, diverse perspectives and voices are offered by established and respected story-tellers, who collectively demonstrate the accessibility, utility, and potency of narrative as a bridge between psychiatry and psychotherapy and contribute to the rekindling of an ancient paradigm, the restoration of meaning and the art of healing through working with an awareness of the stories we live in and by.
Description : Stories of Supernatural Healing is a multi-faceted account of God’s supernatural dealings with people, as seen through the eyes of eleven named ministers. While healing is the topic most often discussed, worship and intimacy with God are at the heart of each testimony and message. In every case, an example of relationship with God is presented in such a way as to inspire hope, strengthen faith, and illustrate the Father’s desire to heal and restore. Each testimony is unique, specific, and thought-provoking, opening the door for readers from all walks of life to appropriate a deeper relationship with God.
Description : A collection of women's illness narratives Stories of Illness and Healing is the first collection to place the voices of women experiencing illness alongside analytical writing from prominent scholars in the field of narrative medicine. The collection includes a variety of women's illness narratives--poetry, essays, short fiction, short drama, analyses, and transcribed oral testimonies--as well as traditional analytic essays about themes and issues raised by the narratives. Stories of Illness and Healing bridges the artificial divide between women's lives and scholarship in gender, health, and medicine. The authors of these narratives are diverse in age, ethnicity, family situation, sexual orientation, and economic status. They are doctors, patients, spouses, mothers, daughters, activists, writers, educators, and performers. The narratives serve to acknowledge that women's illness experiences are more than their diseases, that they encompass their entire lives. The pages of this book echo with personal accounts of illness, diagnosis, and treatment. They reflect the social constructions of women's bodies, their experiences of sexuality and reproduction, and their roles as professional and family caregivers. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Stories of Illness and Healing draws the connection between women's suffering and advocacy for women's lives.
Description : With over 500 hand-picked titles, Healing Stories recommends carefully selected books essential for any adult looking to help children cope with their growing pains through reading. Annotated with helpful commentary, these titles cover everything from kids' everyday trials (losing baby teeth, starting school, having a bad day) to more emotionally stressful events (death of a pet, moving, illness), giving adults all the information they need to choose the right books. Also features useful tips to make reading fun and helpful for both adults and children. For more information, visit the Healing Stories Web site.
Description : This Bible study, part of our popular Keys to the Bible series, will examine six of the Gospel stories in which Jesus healed those suffering from a variety of physical or spiritual afflictions. While healings demonstrate the love and compassion that Jesus has for each one of us, they are also a sign of the new creation he came to inaugurate—an announcement that the kingdom of God is at hand. Even today, supernatural healing gifts are meant to be a sign that God is present and active in the world today. This study will help you view Jesus' healings in a new way and encourage you to pray for healing for yourself, your family, and those you encounter each day. Each session of this Bible study features: • the Scripture text to be studied and insightful commentary. • questions for reflection, discussion, and personal application. • "In the Spotlight" sections featuring witnesses of modern-day healings.
Description : A comprehensive guide to understanding and using storytelling intherapy with kids and teens "George Burns is a highly experienced clinician with the remarkableability to create, discover, and tell engaging stories that canteach us all the most important lessons in life. With 101 HealingStories for Kids and Teens, he strives especially to help kidsand teens learn these life lessons early on, providing themopportunities for getting help and even learning to thinkpreventively." -Michael D. Yapko, PhD | Author of Breaking the Patterns ofDepression and Hand-Me-Down Blues "George Burns takes the reader on a wonderful journey, balancingmetaphor, good therapeutic technique, and empirical foundationsduring the trip. Given that Burns utilizes all three aspects of theConfucian story referred to in the book-teaching, showing, andinvolving-readers should increase their understanding of howstories can be used therapeutically." -Richard G. Whiteside, MSW | Author of The Art of Using and LosingControl and Working with Difficult Clients: A Practical Guide toBetter Therapy "A treasure trove for parents and for professionals in thechild-development fields." -Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD | Director, The Milton H. EricksonFoundation Stories can play an important and potent role in therapy withchildren and adolescents-helping them develop the skills to copewith and survive a myriad of life situations. In many cases,stories provide the most effective means of communicating what kidsand teens might not want to discuss directly. 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens provides straightforwardadvice on using storytelling and metaphors in a variety oftherapeutic settings. Ideal for all who work with young people,this unique resource can be combined with other inventive andevidence-based techniques such as play, art, music, and dramatherapies as well as solution focused, hypnotic, andcognitive-behavioral approaches. Offering guidance for newclinicians and seasoned professionals, George Burns's latest workdelivers a unique combination-information on incorporatingstorytelling in therapy, dozens of ready-made stories, and tips forcreating original therapeutic stories. Innovative chapters include: * Guidance for effective storytelling * Using metaphors effectively * Where to get ideas for healing stories * Planning and presenting healing stories * Teaching parents to use healing stories In addition, 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens includes dozensof story ideas designed to address a variety of issues, suchas: * Enriching learning * Teaching self-care * Changing patterns of behavior * Managing relationships, emotions, and life challenges * Creating helpful thoughts * Developing life skills and problem-solving techniques
Description : An invitation to observe and learn the therapeutic art of storytelling Healing with Stories brings together a stellar collection of some of the world's most prominent practitioners, taking you inside their thinking and processes for working with metaphors. They represent the panorama of metaphor practice in psychotherapy today with considered, humorous, and compassionate case examples that step you through the intricacies for replicating their work in your own. This is a book for family therapists who work with children, adults, and families, as well as for hypnotherapists, cognitive behavioral therapists, narrative therapists, dynamic therapists, solution-focused therapists, and child therapists. In fact, all therapists who wish to communicate their therapeutic messages with the greatest effectiveness will find this book to be an essential and useful clinical tool. Contributors include: * Richard Kopp * Julie H. Linden * Mikaela J. Hildebrandt * Lindsay B. Fletcher * Steven C. Hayes * Michael D. Yapko * Valerie E. Lewis * Gregory Smit * Joy Nel * Christine Perry * Joyce C. Mills * Rubin Battino * Carol A Hicks-Lankton * Wendel A. Ray * Jana P. Sutton * Robert McNeilly * Roxanna Erickson-Klein * Angela Ebert * Hasham Al Musawi * Teresa Garcia-Sanchez * George W. Burns Praise for Healing with Stories "George Burns has done an expert job of compiling a definitive work that demystifies the ever-versatile metaphor. Whether you are a novice or an expert clinician, you will find a treasury of story interventions along with the 'inside scoop' on how each was created and applied to bring success in nineteen unforgettable case chapters. Better yet, you'll be able to create your own healing metaphors thanks to the expert guidance of a wide range of talented storytellers. Don't miss out on this one!" --Maggie Phillips, PhD, author of Finding the Energy to Heal and coauthor of Healing the Divided Self "If you want to be inspired, entertained, and enlightened, Healing with Stories is the book to read. George Burns, a master storyteller, has assembled a creative, diverse group of clinicians to share their ideas about how metaphor can be used with a variety of problems and clients. The result is a fascinating array of insights into metaphor's role in the healing process." --Richard G. Whiteside, MSW, author of Becoming Dragon
Description : Stanley Krippner and his co-editors Michael Bova and Leslie Gray have brought together a distinguished group of counsellors and psychotherapists who have incorporated the use of story telling and personal mythology into their practices. With an introduction by Susan Powers, chapters have been penned by such well-known clinicians as David Feinstein, Susan Schwartz, Corydon Hammond, Alan E. Stewart, Arthur Frank, Rachel Remen, Robert Rosenbaum and Harold Ellis. The approach to narrative ranges from personal mythology to action therapy to the use of drama and writing, to the importance of narrative in promoting healing in deep illness, and more. Aimed at clinicians, counsellors, psychotherapists and other helping professionals.