1st Edition

Therapeutic Fairy Tales, Volume 2 Into The Forest, The Sky Fox and The Waves

    116 Pages 54 Color Illustrations
    by Speechmark

    This beautifully illustrated collection of Therapeutic Fairy Tales, Volume 2, is designed to help children explore feelings of anxiety, social isolation and OCD (obsessive thoughts/compulsive behaviours), using nature as a support. These books can be used by parents, caregivers and professionals to support children’s mental and emotional health.

    With a gentle, slow-paced approach, these tales invite children to attune into difficult feelings and sensations using metaphor and the imagination, and offer ideas on how to feel safer in their own bodies. Through the characters’ journeys and help provided by animal-guides, these beautifully illustrated tales offer practical strategies to help children connect to nature, their inner resources and learn self-calming techniques.

    Therapeutic Fairy Tales, Volume 2, includes:

    • The Waves: For Children Living With OCD
    • Into the Forest: For Children With Feelings Of Anxiety
    • The Sky Fox: For Children With Feelings of Loneliness

    These books can be used together with The Storybook Manual, which offers creative ideas on how to use illustrated storybooks therapeutically, and will be essential reading alongside the original stories in the Therapeutic Fairy Tales series. The collection is an invaluable tool for therapists and teachers, or equally for parents and caregivers supporting their children.


    Pia Jones is an author, workshop facilitator and UKCP integrative arts psychotherapist, who trained at The Institute for Arts in Therapy & Education. Pia has worked with children and adults in a variety of school, health and community settings. Core to her practice, is using arts and story as support during times of loss, transition and change, giving a TEDx talk on the subject. She was Story Director on artgym’s award-winning film documentary, ‘The Moving Theatre,’ where puppetry brought to life real stories of people’s migrations. Pia also designed the ‘Sometimes I Feel’ story cards, a Speechmark therapeutic resource to support children with their feelings. www.silverowlartstherapy.com.

    Sarah Pimenta is an experienced artist, workshop facilitator and lecturer in creativity. Her specialist art form is print-making, and her creative practice has brought texture, colour and emotion into a variety of environments, both in the UK and abroad. Sarah has over 20 years’ experience of designing and delivering creative, high-quality art workshops in over 250 schools, diverse communities and public venues, including the British Library, V&A, NESTA, Oval House and many charities. Her work is often described as art with therapeutic intent, and she is skilled in working with adults and children who have access issues and complex needs. Sarah is known as Social Fabric www.social-fabric.co.uk.

    Both Pia and Sarah hope these Therapeutic Fairy Tales can introduce the theme of nature as a resource, alongside art and storytelling, to children and families.