Storytelling Therapy: The Therapist's Guide to Authentic Bibliotherapy

Storytelling Therapy: The Therapist’s Guide to Authentic Bibliotherapy

Groundbreaking psychotherapist Orit Even Shoshan-Reshef lays out her professional guidelines, allowing readers a unique glimpse into the world of storytelling therapy.

In “The Kingdoms Game”, patients of all age groups are encouraged to create for themselves a private, personal kingdom. They determine its inhabitants and their lifestyle, whether it will have tall, well-guarded walls or vast, open fields. Through The Kingdoms Game, patients are given a chance to discover and share their own personal stories.

While the concept of bibliotherapy isn’t in itself “new”, it is not yet common knowledge that therapists cannot treat patients without first learning their story. After more than 20 years of working with children, teens, and adults, Dr. Even Shoshan-Reshef captures the essence of the dynamic therapeutic process with a new form of storytelling therapy.

Using her innovative method, she harnesses patients’ imagination as a therapeutic tool to project their inner dialogues and emotions in a clear, non-hostile environment. In a detailed account of her process over several individual and group sessions, she unfurls her unique method as she manages to bring her patients’ stories from the mind – to the page.

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