Written Paths to Healing
Education and Jungian Child Counseling
John L. Allen, Jr.
Can a book on child counseling have a lasting effect on the future of our culture? This bestseller, which draws its texts from children's writing - rather than adult writing for children - may do just that. Written Paths to Healing describes the use of journal writing and letters for leading children through their confusion. The authors focus on the themes of writing (dreams, fears, friendships, scapegoating, divorce, crises) and imagery as a writing method. Fairy tales, heroic journeys, and vision quests are vehicles for transition to young adulthood. Illustrated with children's drawings and filled with examples of children's writing.