Alida Gersie

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Reflections on Therapeutic Storymaking

The Use of Stories in Groups

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

With a strong emphasis on working in group settings, this book develops both the theory and practice of storymaking, enlivened by many examples from various cultures in which Gersie has worked. The author reflects on the dynamics of the storytelling process and explores the common experiences and attitudes which emerge in story work.

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Dramatic Approaches to Brief Therapy

Edited by Alida Gersie
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written by the directors of the world's major training programmes in dramatherapy, this book presents their approach to and theory of brief dramatherapy, which is offered in treatment settings for acute or chronic in-patient populations and out-patient or community health settings with a maintenance, rehabilitation or personal development purpose.

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Storymaking in Bereavement

Dragons Fight in the Meadow

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this book the author reflects on the processes of grief and more than 50 folk tales are included. The ancient stories vividly convey mankind's struggle with death and loss, the despair and hope, with bitterness and love. The use of stories in therapy is explained, specifically bereavement counselling through storymaking.

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Storymaking in Education and Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book contains myths and tales from all over the world which are grouped around seven themes. The authors suggest ways in which these myths and tales can be used to develop our imagination's unique voice through educational and therapeutic encounter, and how this expression can be communicated to others who are engaged in the same task.

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Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale

The Golden Stories of Sesame

By Pat Watts, Jenny Pearson, and Mary Smail; Illustrated by Camilla Jessel; Foreword by Alida Gersie
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This treasure trove of 56 timeless Sesame stories can be adapted and applied to the needs of a broad range of different client groups and the style of individual therapists. Complete with introductory exercises, warm-ups and scene setting suggestions, it will be an invaluable source of inspiration for therapists and students.

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