The gift of stories [electronic resource] :practical and spiritual applications of autobiography, life stories, and personal mythmaking / Robert Atkinson.
By: Atkinson, Robert.Material type: BookPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 1995Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 150 p.) : ill.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780313390340 (electronic bk.); 0313390347 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Mythology -- Psychological aspects | Storytelling -- Psychological aspects | Self-perception -- Religious aspects | Psychology | Literature | Religion | SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Success | SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Happiness | SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- General | PSYCHOLOGY -- Applied Psychology | Self-realisation | Mythology -- Psychological aspects | Self-perception -- Religious aspects | Storytelling -- Psychological aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 158 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. -145) and index.
The stories we tell about ourselves are guided by cultural patterns and enduring elements. The current interest in mythology has made evident how the classic hero's journey represents a theme not only common to all the world's myths, but also our own lives today. The Gift of Stories offers a clear concise basis for understanding the nature and potential of sharing our stories. It provides specific, practical, instructional details for telling our own stories and gives the necessary guidelines for assisting others in telling their life stories. Its basic framework enables individuals with littl.
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Exhibits; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I: THE POWER OF STORIES; II: THE GIFT OF STORIES; Afterthoughts; References; Index;
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