Promote the love of story and build literacy skills with dozens of enchanting tales from around the world.
Richard Kearney shows how stories are deep at work in all forms of writing. He examines the power of the story and its ability to affect both individual and national identity.
This thesis examines the healing nature of autobiographical story telling through solo performance theatre in a group therapy setting. Utilizing the literature related to group therapy, psychodrama, humanistic psychology, and in particular depth-oriented approaches to psychotherapy, such as archetypal and self-psychology, answers about the nature of healing through image, personal stories, and theatre emerge. Case studies and heuristic research methods are employed, including, interviews, and personal experience, in order to understand various methods of writing for solo performance theatre and the impact of the writing and performance process on participants and audience members. Research culminates in a guide to the application of a depth psychologically oriented therapeutic method for group therapy called "self-story drama therapy," or SSDT, which answers the question of how one might go about using solo performance theatre as a healing tool.
SIXTEEN STORIES: Contemplatives in Action is a collection of sixteen remarkable short stories of imaginary events, people, and places invented based on the most random of life's encounters and observations.
Stories by the following authors: Ernest Haycox; Max Brand; Alan Lemay; Wayne Overholser; William Colt McDonald; T. T. Flynn; Luke Short; Bill Gulick; Peter Dawson; W. Ryerson Johnson; Les Savage, Jr.; Fiff Cheshire; Dwight Bennett Newton; Frank Bonham; Dan Cushman; Robert Easton; Will Cook; Lewis B. Patten; Ed Gorman; and Steve Frazee. Several novels: The Strange Ride of Perry Woodstock by Max Brand; Gun Fog by William MacDonald; Trail of the Lonely Gun by Les Savage, Jr.; Death Rides this Trail by Steve Frazee.
Action Stories speak to ancient human desires. Readers want to experience heart-stopping fear and excitement and learn lessons of survival. How can you write a story that satisfies those desires? In Action Story: The Primal Genre, Story Grid founder Shawn Coyne takes you on a journey deep into the meaning of the genre. Coyne boils down insights gained through more than 25 years as an editor and writer to teach you Action Story’s fundamental constraints and patterns. He explores subgenres and setting, and proposes a new way of understanding the traditional cast of characters to reveal their power as agents of light and darkness. In keeping with Story Grid Publishing’s goal of helping all writers level up their craft, Coyne provides a practical twenty-point game plan, showing how action stories move forward from beginning to end. Action stories are part of our DNA, fundamental to our humanity. Let’s learn to write them together.
Narrative research is frequently described as a diverse enterprise, yet the kinds of narrative data that it bases itself on present a striking consensus: they tend to be autobiographical and elicited in interviews. This book sets out to carve out a space alongside this narrative canon for stories that have not made it to the mainstream of narrative and identity analysis, yet they abound as well as being crucial sites of subjectivity in everyday interactional contexts. By labelling those stories as 'small', the book emphasizes their distinctiveness, both interactionally and as an antidote to the tradition of 'grand' narratives research. Drawing primarily on the audio-recorded small stories of a group of female adolescents that was studied ethnographically in a town in Greece, the book follows a language-focused and practice-based approach in order to provide fresh answers and perspectives on some of the perennial questions of narrative analysis: How can we (re)conceptualize the mainstay concepts of tellership, structure and evaluation in small stories? How do the participants' telling identities connect with their larger social identities? Finally, what does the project of storying self (and other) mean in small stories and how can it be best explored?
This delightful collection tells Bible stories in creative, interactive ways that will engage anyone from the toddlers through adulthood. They are a great way to add life to classes or retreat-like experiences, and include stories about creation, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Jesus, John the Baptist, Peter, the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, the woman at the well, the apostle Paul, and many, many more. These playful stories involve the learner in the process and ensure that the Bible story is understood an internalized. Phyllis Vos Wezeman utilizes a variety of storytelling techniques: - Action stories include gestures and movements to interpret each line. - Echo stories are initiated by a leader, with the last phrase of each sentence repeated by all participants. - Rhythm stories are rhyming verses that can be accompanied by a clapping pattern. - Syllable stories are organized into lines of two syllables each, and can be accompanied by a quick, catchy thigh slapping and snapping. Participants will love these stories and so will you as a leader!
This is an extraordinary collection of personal stories from a range of mental health consumers, carers and mental health nurse clinicians who openly share their experiences. This is an important new mental health resource. It features interviews with a range of consumers, carers and clinicians that give a much-needed consumer voice to mental health care. Working from the premise that powerfully told stories can convey lessons remembered for life, the first-hand accounts build empathy and understanding in nursing students. They also provide examples of innovative approaches to recovery-focused mental health care. Mental health units are undertaken by all Bachelor of Nursing students in Australia and New Zealand, while mental health nursing is a specialist postgraduate area. This book is therefore a valuable tool for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students alike. Its usefulness extends to Diploma of Nursing, midwifery, community health and emergency nursing students, plus academics, mental health educators and teaching organisations.
Organizational Culture in Action: A Cultural Analysis Workbook begins by explaining theories on which organizational culture is based. It then provides "how to" guides for gathering information to help improve organizational performance. "Connections" sections present the practical value of theory and concepts discussed throughout. Based on more than 20 years of experience in using this approach with hundreds of students, the authors help students apply cultural insights to fostering diversity, supporting organizational change, making leadership more dynamic, exploring the link between ethics and culture, and making organizations more effective overall. Unique to Organizational Culture in Action are the various examples the authors have included, which are taken from their consulting experience with more than 150 organizations.
Rather than being a how-to book, this volume examines the ideas and practices of qualitative research in terms of their applicability for an understanding and explanation of the place of qualitative research in the social sciences.
The Action Bible presents more than 230 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, making it easy to follow the Bible’s historical flow and building up to the thrilling climax of God’s redemptive story. Plus, these spectacular updates take the action to a whole new level: 25 new stories showcase a more extensive exploration of God’s work in our lives. 23 expanded stories highlight additional experiences of the people who tell God’s story. 128 new pages of illustrations deliver a richer artistic experience with more close-up faces, historical details, and dramatic colors. Every page sparks excitement to explore God’s Word and know Him personally. Readers will witness God’s active presence in the world through stories from the life of Jesus and great heroes of the faith. Let this blend of powerful imagery and clear storytelling capture your imagination and instill the truth that invites you to discover your own adventure of life with God. Sergio Cariello’s illustrations for The Action Bible leap off the page with the same thrilling energy that earned him international recognition for his work with Marvel Comics and DC Comics.
Narrative Politics explores two puzzles. The first has long preoccupied social scientists: How do individuals come together to act collectively in their common interest? The second is one that has long been ignored by social scientists: Why is it that those who promote collective action so often turn to stories? Why is it that when activists call for action, candidates solicit votes, organizers seek new members, generals rally their troops, or coaches motivate their players, there is so much story-telling? Frederick W. Mayer argues that answering these questions requires recognizing the power of story to overcome the main obstacles to collective action: to surmount the temptation to free ride, to coordinate group behavior, and to arrive at a common understanding of the collective interest. In this book, Mayer shows that humans are, if nothing else, a story-telling, story-consuming animal. We use stories to make sense of our experience and to imbue it with meaning-our self-narratives define our sense of identity and script our actions. Because we are constituted by narrative, we can be moved by the stories told to us by others. That is why leaders who call a community to action seek to frame their invocations in a story in which tragedy and triumph hang in the balance, in which taking part in the collective action becomes a moral imperative rather than a matter of calculated self-interest. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and behavioral economics, political science and sociology, history and cultural studies, literature and narrative theory, Narrative Politics sheds light on a wide range of political phenomena from social movements to electoral politics to offer lessons for how the power of story fosters collective action.