The Healing Heart for Families: Storytelling to Encourage Caring and Healthy Families / Edition 1

The Healing Heart for Families: Storytelling to Encourage Caring and Healthy Families / Edition 1

by Allison M. Cox

ISBN-10: 0865714665

ISBN-13: 9780865714663

Pub. Date: 02/01/2003

Publisher: New Society Publishers

The only book of its kind that demonstrates the power of storytelling to heal.  See more details below


The only book of its kind that demonstrates the power of storytelling to heal.

Product Details

New Society Publishers
Publication date:
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
15 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Healing Through Story1
The Tale-Teller3
Once upon a time, there was and there was not...6
Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree10
Entering in13
Guidelines for healing work15
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention19
The breath of life20
The Three Little Pigs of Hog Holler Swamp22
There is a balm in Gilead: Storytelling as a Healing Resource for African-American Women26
Yonjwa Seeks a Bride31
A story of a strong woman34
Kimo's Heart35
Share stories, pass it on: Women's health promotion through storytelling40
Losing and Getting44
I Don't Want to Talk About It!49
Children with Medical Problems Reclaim Their Lives55
Digital storytelling with band-aides and blackboards: When chronic illness--or some other medical problem--goes to school56
Sally Goes to School58
Kinka: A Story About the Birth of a Very Special Tortoise66
Binding the unraveled sleeve: Story and music come to oncology camp68
Nobody's Good for Nothin'70
Stories in the Hospital and Beyond75
I Want to Tell You a Story76
The Search for the Magic Lake79
Some successful stories and story interactions82
The medicine of the heart85
Coping with Grief91
Storytelling and bereavement92
Outwitting Death95
Infinite Resource and Sagacity98
Writing David's Story101
Honoring a Life Through Sharing Stories103
Spiritual Healing107
Buried Treasure: Sacred tales and healing108
Story wrestling: Healing through telling Hasidic stories116
Rabbi Gershon's Dream117
Teach Your Children Well125
Storytelling and resiliency: Why children need stories126
The Gift of Good Advice129
The Magic Brush134
Stories as tools for coping137
Early Childhood Interventions--The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program141
The heart of Mother Goose: Lullabies, lap-rhymes and stories142
The parent-child Mother Goose Program143
The stories in the rhymes147
Oral literacy: Learning while listening149
Miriam's Story151
Stories Go to School153
The Odyssey Project: Adolescent pregnancy prevention through storytelling154
Listening is the other half of telling: Teaching students with story164
Adopting Families169
Family trees170
The Tree of Creation174
The Pincoya's Daughter178
Traditional stories that address adoption issues181
Exploring Alternative Sexual Identities183
The Tackety Boots186
Dismantling discrimination, one story at a time188
The Best of Both Worlds190
Deconstructing Prejudice and Developing Empathy195
Kofi's Hat196
Compassionate action through storytelling197
Kanu Above and Kanu Below199
Speaking from the heart: Empathic rapport and the role of the oral tradition in moral development204
Author biographies and contact information229

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