An inspiring and practical exploration of how we can tap into the deep-rooted and powerful symbolism of fairy tales to bring about positive change in every aspect of our lives.
In this practical and inspiring book, writer and professional storyteller Alison Davies shows how to use fairy tales to gain confidence, find romance and discover your path to self-fulfillment. From Sleeping Beauty, symbol of transformation, to the ‘rescuer’ Prince Charming, to the scary, shapeshifting wolf in Little Red Riding Hood, the characters in these fabulous stories are embedded deep in our imagination and conjure up feelings that we can all identify with on some level. We can use fairy tales to understand what really makes us tick, to access our primal nature and rediscover the latent power within. They can help us to break bad habits, overcome obstacles and emerge from the chrysalis to make our mark in the world.
Working with fairy tales can be as easy as aligning to a character in a tale and then putting a positive spin on it. Sometimes the simple act of ‘making it real’, by living out the story in your mind, can change the way you think and behave. Davies offers a whole host of tips and practical exercises for working with the symbols, characters and storylines in fairy tales. These include story-boarding your own fairy tale to boost your creativity, devising a quest to build energy and confidence, identifying your inner hero to help with problem solving and learning how to be your own fairy godmother in order to bring the changes you want into your life.
About the Author: Alison Davies is an author, columnist, freelance writer and professional storyteller. She is the author of Read Me a Story (2011) and her book on modern magic was published in September 2012. She’s a regular columnist for Soul Spirit and Chat-its- Fate magazines, and writes pieces for Natural Health and a range of educational magazines. As a storyteller, she runs sessions on how stories can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and also leads workshops on how to tap into the power of stories for self-development. Alison also writes about magic and folklore under the guise of Kirsten Riddle.