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101 Healing Stories – For Kids And Teens: George Burns is a highly experienced clinician with the remarkable ability to create, discover, and tell engaging stories that can teach us all the most important lessons in life. With 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens, he strives especially to help kids and teens learn these life lessons early on, providing them opportunities for getting help, and even learning to think preventively. Burns has made an invaluable contribution to helping young people build good skills and good lives.
Michael D.Yapko, Ph.D.
Author of Breaking the Patterns of Depression and Hand-Me-Down Blues

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  1. The Magic of Metaphor
  2. Guidelines for Effective Storytelling
  3. Tools and Techniques


  1. Enriching Learning
  2. Caring for Yourself
  3. Changing Patterns of Behavior
  4. Managing Relationships
  5. Managing Emotions
  6. Creating Helpful Thoughts
  7. Developing Life Skills
  8. Building Problem-Solving Skills
  9. Managing Life’s Challenging Times
  10. Kids’ Own Healing Stories


  1. How Can I Use Metaphors Effectively
  2. Where Do I Get the Ideas for Healing Stories
  3. How Do I Plan and Present Healing Stories
  4. Teaching Parents to Use Healing Stories
  5. Will You Be My Teacher

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    Tell me a story. How many times have you been asked to do this? If you are a parent, teacher, grandparent, uncle, aunt, babysitter, child-care worker, or anyone who has contact with children in some way, I am sure you have not escaped this frequent childhood request. But have you ever wondered what kids want when they make the request? Are they just seeking entertainment?

    Are they wanting to journey into a world of fantasy? Do they want the intimacy of the special relationship that exists between storyteller and listener? Do they seek to identify with a character that may model what they would like to be? Are they requesting examples of how they should behave, relate, or cope in


Just as artists need two prime ingredients if their work is to have an impact, the metaphor practitioner
also needs those same ingredients: skill and art. Skill for the painter is knowledge and use of the laws of perspective, color, and tone. For the teller of metaphors, it is in the principles of constructing a therapeutic tale that will engage the child, facilitate the child’s identification with the problem, and have the child join in a search for the solution.

Art goes beyond the skilled application of principles. It is what makes a painting stand out from the crowd, or gives a story its personal, relevant impact for an individual listener. The art is in crafting the tale specifically for the child and the child’s needs and communicating it in a way that offers both involvement and meaning.

In this book, I want to cover as comprehensively as possible both the skills and the art that will enable and empower you to work confidently and effectively with healing stories for your child and adolescent students or clients. I want to answer questions I often hear in the workshops I run on metaphors, like

“How do you come up with story ideas?” “How do I engage a child in listening?” “Where do you find the materials or sources to create appropriate stories?” “How do I tell a healing story effectively?”

   Fortunately, there are practical, learnable steps for answering these questions, and my aim is to offer them as clearly as I can in the following chapters which will show you how to tell stories effectively, how to make them metaphoric, and where to find sources for therapeutic tales.

    There are guidelines for communicating stories and using the storyteller’s voice so as to most effectively engage the client and commence the journey of healing. The book gently guides the reader through these pragmatic processes, and on to methods for creating metaphoric stories from your own experiences and other sources.

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