Somewhere hidden in the depths of each story lies a treasure waiting to be discovered…

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The Story Within

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The Story Within

Myth and Fairy Tale in Therapy

By Yehudit Silverman, Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
For therapists, artists, seekers, anyone looking for a creative reflective journey.

 “Myths, fairy tales, and ancient stories from around the world speak of a quest: a journey fraught with obstacles, demons, and monsters.  From Persephone to the Ugly Duckling, the themes and challenges within these stories still speak to us today. ”

  • Offering a unique and creative process for transformation.
  • Step by step guide
  • Guidelines for Therapists
  • Clinical Vignettes
  • Author’s journey
  • Testimonials


Yehudit offers online presentations and trainings internationally.

 About Yehudit

Yehudit Silverman, M.A. R-DMT, RDT, is a Creative Arts Therapist, and former Chair of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies, Concordia University, Montreal.

She created The Story Within (TSW ®) method out of her clinical practice and taught it to graduate students for over 20 years. Currently she offers both community and clinical training in the TSW® method. An award – winning documentary filmmaker, she has screened her films on television, cinemas, conferences, and Universities. She directed the Seeds of Hope project in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts working with diverse communities affected by suicide and has received several federal and provincial grants to work on issues around suicide, and interfaith arts dialogue. She leads workshops, trainings, creative rituals, and presentations internationally

The Hidden Face of Suicide 

Produced, written, and directed by Yehudit Silverman (58 minutes)

Original music composed by Yehudit Silverman

Cinematographer – Martin Duckworth Sound – Glenn Hodgins
Editor- Andre Elias
Musicians- Jeffery May and John Rudell

English with French subtitles


This film enters the world of survivors, those who have lost loved ones to suicide, and reveals their remarkable stories. Looking for the story behind the silence in her own family, Silverman sets out on a journey of understanding and transformation. Using masks, the survivors find a unique and creative way to express the unspeakable.  Their journey brings to light the danger of secrets and the terrible cost of silence.

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