Author(s): George W. Burns
This title describes the healing value of using stories and other metaphors in therapy and includes 101 stories that therapists can use with clients to effect change. Therapists will also learn how to construct their own stories for use in therapy.
"George Burns' 101 Healing Stories: Using metaphors in Therapy will reignite the spirit that can enhance everyone's commitment to help people help themselves." --Brian Alman, Ph.D., author of The Six Steps To Freedom, Self-Hypnosis, and Thin Meditations "George W. Burns is indeed a master in the art of using stories for healing purposes." (Metapsychology Review, January 2003)
GEORGE W. BURNS is a clinical psychologist and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Western Australia. He is also a trainer of therapists and the author of Nature-Guided Therapy: Brief, Integrative Strategies for Health and Well-Being.
Foreword By Michael D Yapko, PhD; Introduction; The Importance of Stories; METAPHOR THERAPY; The Power of Stories; Effective Storytelling; Stories in Therapy; HEALING STORIES; Enhancing Empowerment; Acquiring Acceptance; Reframing Negative Attitudes; Changing Patterns of Behavior; Learning from Experience; Attaining Goals; Cultivating Compassion; Developing Wisdom; Caring For Yourself; Enhancing Happiness; CREATING YOUR OWN METAPHORS; How To Do It and How Not To Do It; Using The PRO-Approach to Create Your Own Healing Stories; Why Do You Teach in Stories? Resources; Index