Somewhere hidden in the depths of each story lies a treasure waiting to be discovered…
The Story Within
Myth and Fairy Tale in Therapy
By Yehudit Silverman, Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
This book is for therapists, artists, seekers, of all mediums. Offering a unique and creative process for transformation.
“This book invites the reader to participate in a rich, active combining of thought, personal reflection, creative endeavor, professional growth and development. It is an inspiring call and guide to action ” – Phil Jones, PhD, Professor, Institute of Education, University of London, Author, Drama as Therapy, from forward
- Step–by–step guide through a creative arts therapies approach
- Specific guidelines how to integrate into a clinical, community, or personal setting
- Clinical vignettes of how The Story Within was used with diverse populations
- The author’s own personal journey
- Writings from those who have gone through the process
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 method out of her clinical practice and has been teaching it to graduate students for over 20 years. 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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