Stories are one of the most powerful ways to communicate with children. The metaphor and imagery reaches children on a far deeper level than just our words and can also provide a safe measure of distance when exploring difficult issues. Stories have the power to teach, to heal and to introduce new ways of thinking and being into children's lives.

Therapeutic stories help adults communicate with children about challenging, painful situations and difficult feeling states.

There are also some links for free story resources

Book Trust

Monkey Pen

Oxford Owl

Free E Book for practitioners. 101 Healing Stories for Children and Teens: Using Metaphors in Therapy

Below are as many  therapeutic stories that have been tried and tested as possible and will continually update to provide an extensive  collection  to make informed decisions about what is right for your child or setting.

To look more closely or buy click on the book.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the suitability of the stories, we cannot take responsibility for it being suitable for YOUR child. We recommend that the adult reads the book first to ensure it is suitable before using it. 

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Feelings

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Feelings1.jpg
In my heart.webp
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feelings8.jpg
feelings9.jpg
feelings10.jpg
feelings.jpg

Fear and Anxiety

Anxiety and Stress.jpg
Ruby's worry.webp
Huge bag of worries.webp
fear1.jpg
Fearful.jpg
The Unnamed Dread.webp
Wobbly House.webp
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Low Mood, Sadness & Loneliness

The Hole.webp
Sad.webp
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The Tangle.webp
ALone.webp
Robot Girl.webp

Death, Bereavement, Grief and Loss

Loss and Grief.webp
Goodbye Sun.webp
death.jpg
death1.jpg
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death4.jpg
I miss You.webp
death 7.webp
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death5.jpg
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willow.jpg

Children Who Are Afraid To Get Close

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Bullies.jpg
Attachment.jpg
Self hatred.webp

Keeping Secrets

Family Relationships/ Separation & Divorce

Longed for the mood to smile.webp
divorce.jpg
Divorce 2.jpg
Parental Mental Health.jpg
string.webp
naish3.webp

Self Esteem/ Self Confidence/ Being Yourself 

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Hairy Scary.jpg
Chinwag.jpg
GrumpyNess finds Happy Ness.jpg
Self Esteem.jpg
Bottle up feelings.webp
Hopes and Dreams.webp
The lion inside.jpg
gireffes ca.jpg
perfectly.webp
Janis Star.webp

Therapeutic Parenting/ Fostering/ Adoption

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naish5.webp
COntrolling.jpg
Maish.jpg
teddy.jpg
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Naish2.webp

LGBT

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Therapeutic Resource Books

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Nightmares.jpg
Self Esteem.jpg
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Presley the Pug.jpg
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Parental Mental Health 2.jpg
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Loss.webp
Rage and Hate.webp
Bothered.webp
Fear.webp
Low Self Esteem.webp
Anxious Obsessional.webp
Bullies2.jpg
Draw on Your Emotions.webp
DA.webp
string resource.webp
starving anxiety 1.jpg
starving anxiety2.jpg
anxiety1.webp
WTD4.webp
WTD7.webp
WTD6.webp
WTD5.webp
WTD2.webp
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