AMURTEL together with the internationally renowned therapeutic story writer and storyteller Susan Perrow, has produced a collection of therapeutic stories designed to help Ukrainian children that have been displaced by the war to deal with the disruptions they are experiencing in healthy, resilient ways.
"Therapeutic stories are a healing medium that allow children, teenagers and adults to embark on an imaginative journey, rather than being lectured or directly addressed about the issue. By identifying with the main character or characters, the listener is empowered as obstacles are overcome and a resolution achieved. This is a gentle, easy, yet often effective means of addressing challenging behaviours and difficult situations.
As medicine is used to help restore wholeness or balance to out-of-balance physical conditions, story medicine (therapeutic or healing stories) can be an imaginative and effective pedagogical strategy. Story medicine uses metaphor and story as an indirect tool for regulation of behaviour and helping with trauma through individual and group work.
Working with a creative journey and a specific selection of metaphors, a therapeutic story approach has the potential to shift an out-of-balance behaviour or situation back towards wholeness or balance. The story may help considerably, help a little, soothe, motivate, strengthen resolve and/or sow invaluable seeds for future change."Susan Perrow
There are online versions in PDF available for printing at home which can be downloaded here, both by organizations or individuals.
Organizations working in Romania in the field of education or in the field of Mental Health and Psycho Social Support (MHPSS) for children and families, are invited to make an order of printed copies here. The maximum order is 25 books per organisation.