Preparing Students for the Next America

Arts Education Partnership (Washington, D.C.), April 2013 Summary: This is a .pdf research bulletin from the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) which can be downloaded for free from this web site. Every young person in America deserves a complete and competitive education that includes the arts. America’s global stature, culture of innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit depend …

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How to Create Stories for Children who Are Having Fears and Nightmares

by Nancy Mellon, September 21, 2001. Soon after the recent events in New York City, I received from a mother the following story. The previous morning her six-year old child had told her a dream: “I was on a ship and it crashed. There were a lot of skeletons around and then some people came …

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The Magic Ball

Adapted by Joan Stockbridge. The Magic Ball is adapted from a story from the Chubut Province in southern Argentina. This version is meant to focus on the addiction and recovery themes useful in recovery settings. Once there was a dreadful witch who lived on a mountaintop where the winds howled and the snow blew. She …

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Bundles

A German folktale adapted by Allison Cox. I have told this story to women’s substance abuse recovery groups, parenting support classes, caregivers retreats, and for various women’s issues.   There once was a woman who had so many problems, so many worries, so many troubles… that at times she felt she had more troubles than …

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Waking Up the Stories Within Us ~ Interview with Nancy Mellon author of Body Eloquence

Interview with Julie de Bastion, July 9, 2008 Nancy Mellon is [a] storyteller, healer, visionary and artist. Her workshops brim with creativity and wisdom, and now she has written an extraordinary new book, Body Eloquence, published by Energy Psychology Press in the USA. Body Eloquence, written in collaboration with Ashley Ramsden, reveals deep and amazing …

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