Susan Perrow is a story doctor. She writes, collects and documents stories that offer a therapeutic journey for the listener - a positive, imaginative way of healing difficult situations. Her collection of modern and traditional folk stories includes stories for challenging behaviours such as dishonesty, stealing, bullying and fighting; and stories for challenging situations such as moving house, a new baby, nightmares, illness or grieving. Each story is introduced with notes and suggestions for use. There is also a guide to help readers create their own healing stories.This book reviews and features in parenting, education and specialist professional magazines; regional and national newspapers.
My name is Susan Perrow.
I am an Australian whose 'work' passion is stories and storytelling. I am a writer, storyteller, teacher trainer and parent educator. For the last 30 years I have been documenting stories from other cultures, writing stories and telling stories to groups of children and adults - all this woven in with a career in teaching and teacher training in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and the US/Canada.
Current Work: Today my time is spent writing, consulting with teachers, parents and therapists, and running workshops on therapeutic story-writing and storytelling. I travel internationally - from China to Africa, Europe to America and across my own sun-drenched land of Australia. When I am home I enjoy walking, kayaking and swimming, and lots of family time.
My first book, Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour, and my second book, Therapeutic Storytelling, have been translated into several languages, including Mandarin (simplified Chinese), Korean, Traditional Chinese, Croatian and Portuguese. A Japanese translation, with illustrations, has just been released (29/7/13) - 'Stories to Touch the Hearts of Children' - the book includes some new stories written for families that survived the 2011 tsunami. A Bulgarian translation is in the pipeline!
I am also working on an e-book series - 'A Spoonful of Stories' - each book with a different theme. My first one was launched in February 2013.