Individual stories cover a wide range of subjects that are of interest to children. An adult can read the stories to younger children, and older children can read the stories themselves. Look for a list of available stories in the shop section.
Collections of Stories
These collections of stories focus on several aspects of a subject or theme. Collections include: Angel stories, Nature stories, Lesson stories, Henry’s Animals, Heart Centered stories, Kassandra Goes to School, Crayon, and Holiday Stories. Look for a list of available stories in the shop section.
Story, Music, and Imagery books encourage children to get in touch with their inner wisdom and to grow their self-awareness through a unique process that combines original stories, relaxation, imagery, and short pieces of classical music.
Stories, Music, and Imagery: A Doorway to a Child’s Self-Esteem, ISBN: 978-1-59571-201-1, was written to encourage children I taught in the Atlanta Public Schools. Included are: 20 original stories, a guide for adults, and a CD of classical music correlated to each story.
The children to listen to an original story, learn to relax, and focus on their inner experience while listening to carefully chosen classical music. This time of reflection invites children to discover their own inner wisdom. The process in this book brings together the power of the story, benefits of relaxation, clarity of focused attention, beauty of music, wisdom of the child, and support of the adult.
Parents, teachers, therapists, and counselors can share Stories, Music and Imagery with their children. This book has been used in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, summer programs, individual and group settings, character education curriculums, community and after-school programs.
Character Education Through Stories, Music, and Imagery. This second book will soon be available. These two books bring together the power of the story, benefits of relaxation, clarity of focused attention, beauty of music, wisdom of the child, and support of the adult.
How Did the Stories, Music and Imagery Process Develop?
I developed this stories, music and imagery process when I realized that many children struggle with their self-worth. I searched for a way to motivate these children to have a more constructive and self-confident view of themselves.
The stories were written to guide children to discover and honor who they are, and use positive self-talk. The stories deal with events, feelings, and concerns children face in their daily lives. Children can identify with the boys and girls in the stories, and learn new ways to deal with conflicts and challenges in a positive way. These stories teach by example.
The music and imagery process encourages children to envision personal interaction with, and possibilities for, a similar challenge in their lives. The stories are combined with relaxation and imagery to encourage the children to explore their imagination, creativity, and self-awareness. This process gives children a safe place to discover who they are under gentle adult guidance. In this safe place, the children can grow self-awareness and personal empowerment.
Character Education Through Stories, Music, and Imagery.
This second book will soon be available.