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Release Emotions

Stories told that concern death and dying can provide the grieving child with a vehicle with which to express emotions. Scary stories give ventilation to many of a child's unexpressed fears. Stories told of pain and destruction often open up these feelings in their listeners, allowing them to identify and to release their feelings within the context of the story. The child therapist can utilize the cathartic effect that stories have on their listeners to give children an appropriate way in which to express their emotions.

Session 2 of therapeutic storytelling  

Session two