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, they 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 that affect young people, and highlight to the listener that they can take control of their feelings and emotions - ie, they are not a helpless passengers in their own bodies.
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.
This story introduces the listener to Laura, who is worried about her upcoming sports day. She discovers new ways to achieve her goals. Anything is possible, it just depends on how you approach problems. Laura surprises herself by proving how much easier life is when she harnesses the powers of self-belief and positive thinking. Listen and follow the process set out in this story, and see for yourself what can happen when you make goals like Laura.
Lucy Simpson has worked with disadvantaged young people for over 10 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. Download and start listening now!