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ERIC Number: EJ844394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
The Therapeutic Use of Fairy Tales with Adults in Group Therapy
Brown, Nina W.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v2 n4 p87-96 2006-2007
Fairy tales are not just for children. They can hold important messages for people of all ages, as well as for those with special needs. For example, people who present for therapy reporting such issues as fear of abandonment, sibling rivalry, self-esteem, and lack of meaning in life, among others, can benefit from using fairy tales as a springboard for meaningful discussion. Living vicariously through characters whose lives mirror our own can be a powerful therapeutic intervention. This manuscript discusses how fairy tales can be used with adults in a variety of therapeutic contexts. (Contains 1 note.)
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Language: English
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