Storytelling for Life

Why Stories Matter and Ways of Telling Them

Josie Felce

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£14.99
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Quick Look

  • This practical and inspirational book introduces readers to the value of storytelling throughout life
  • Discusses the use of stories in the Steiner-Waldorf school curriculum and the therapeutic value of stories throughout our adult lives
  • Gives practical advice for telling stories, including body language and presentation skills, and suggests stories for different age groups

Introduces the value of storytelling throughout life and how it can transform challenging situations in both childhood and adulthood. Offers practical advice on how to tell stories in different situations.

Format:
paperback
Size:
234 x 156 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Parenting & Child Health; Story Books & Anthologies
Extent:
136 pages
ISBN:
9780863159237
Publication date:
20 Sep 2012

Description

This practical and inspirational book introduces readers to the value of storytelling throughout life, discussing the importance of traditional tales, and how they can transform our lives from childhood through to old age.

Children develop emotional intelligence by being immersed in stories that deal with the challenges they face in growing up. Josie Felce discusses the use of stories in the Steiner-Waldorf school curriculum, and hopes to pass on this wisdom to a wider audience. She goes on to discuss the therapeutic value of stories throughout our adult lives, how they help us to approach challenges creatively, giving examples of how stories can be used in group development sessions.

Felce considers the difference between telling and reading a story, offering practical advice on body language and presentation skills. Throughout the book she recommends suitable stories for different age groups and situations, with examples of how to adapt stories and tailor them for your audience.

Reviews

'Josie Felce has been a storyteller for thirty-five years, and has travelled the world gathering tales and wisdom from diverse cultures. Far more than a simple practical guide her book is a rich amalgam of storytelling theory and history, alongside a selection of traditional tales.'
-- Families SouthWest Magazine

'Josie vividly describes the power of stories, why they are so important and the history behind them.'
-- Juno

'Josie Felce has written a wonderfully clear, concise and soul warming book ... Storytelling for life offers many wonderful short stories to illustrate the subject matter. In this way we can experience first-hand the healing powers and spiritual depths in them which provide the soul with sustenance.'
-- New View

'An inspiring and instructive book.'
-- Network Review

'Storytelling for Life should be on every parent's and teacher's bookshelf. Her practical and inspirational guide introduces readers to the value of storytelling throughout life -- how stories can be therapeutic and also helpful when we are faced with challenges.'
-- Family Interest

Author

Josie Felce began working with stories as a puppeteer in the 1980s and became a professional storyteller in the mid 1990s. She taught in a Steiner-Waldorf school for eight years, where she experienced the importance of stories for human development. She plays the folk harp and lives in Gloucestershire.

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