We first engage with fairy tales in childhood and they never leave us. Characters such as the transformational Sleeping Beauty, the “rescuer” Prince Charming and the scary, shapeshifting wolf in Little Red Riding Hood are embedded deep in our imagination and conjure up feelings that we all can identify with on some level. Working with fairy tales can be as easy as aligning to a character in a tale and then putting a positive spin on it. The simple act of “making it real”, by living out the story in your mind, can change the way you think and behave. Alison Davies offers a whole host of tips and practical exercises for working with the symbols, characters and plotlines in fairy tales. These include storyboarding your own fairy tale to boost your creativity and learning how to be your own fairy godmothers in order to bring the changes you want into your life! This was previously published as Be Your Own Fairy Tale.
168pp, 216 x 135 mm, Paperback, 2023