Tales from the Magic Tree are stories aimed at young children to help with their personal development and growth. They all have positive multi-layered messages. On the surface they are imaginative narratives, but at a deeper level encourage greater appreciation of the needs of others, and less painful inward reflection.
The stories are easy to listen to and introduce simple methods to promote and increase self -awareness, self-belief and personal growth. The topics are all based around key issues which affect young people, and highlight to the listener that they can take control of their feelings and emotions. They are not a helpless passenger in their own body.
The magic tree stands in a quiet corner of the playground of Cherry Tree Primary School and offers a peaceful place for students and teachers to sit and think. Consequently the magic tree has heard many stories over the years and wants to share what he has learnt in order to help the listener discover these secrets too. The magic tree reassures the young people that they are not alone, and that even if things feel tough at the moment there are always different approaches and sources of support from others.
George had a tough start to life and consequently lives with his grandparents. He is loved and looked after, although he is unhappy and too worried to tell anyone about his problems. He tries to bottle things up and forget that he is sad. This approach worked for a little while, although it is now starting to affect his behaviour at school, and he is finding it increasingly hard to hide his true feelings. With the help of a kind teacher he embarks on a journey of self- exploration through a dense tropical jungle. Along the way he picks up powerful methods of communication and self -understanding that ultimately change his life. The techniques that George deployed are easy to use. Listen and see how they can help you too.
Lucy Simpson has worked with disadvantaged young people for over ten years. Her experiences inspired her to write these stories. She discovered at first hand both the strengths but also the doubts that many young people have about themselves, and their place in our complex society.
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