Working with fantasy stories can provide benefits for our emotional health. Stories give us a ‘space’ to work things out. They give us the opportunity to problem solve and master obstacles. When we create stories we work with our emotions. Stories give us the chance to take a journey through the ‘landscapes’ of some of our unconscious material where we can discover what issues we are dealing with that we might not be fully aware of.

The following videos were taken from a workshops where we used a story making method based on the work of Alida Gersie, Mooli Lahad and Kim Dent-Brown

To begin, a main character was invented. This character had a task to do but encountered an obstacle, which prevented them from doing the task. A helper was found that supported them in finding a solution and completing the task.

Characters


Tasks


Obstacles


Solutions


Discovering strengths