I am Orsolya Német, pedagogue and psychologist, creative-developmental storyteller therapist. I am the founder and organiser of the Tale Therapy Workshop.
After graduating from Deák Téri Evangelical High School I studied Psychology at Károli Gáspár Reformed University (2003-2007) and I also graduated as a German language teacher at ELTE (2001-2005). After graduation I stayed at Károli Gáspár University as an external lecturer, teaching Personality Develoment and Career Socialization courses to psychology students.
I welcomed three children, so I stopped working at the University, but I've trained myself continuously during the ten years of staying at home - and became an autogenic trainer, a focus trainer, a talent development consultant. I also trained my analytical skills extensively, up to a method specific qualification.
I told a lot of stories to my own children, rediscovered the world of fairy tales, and my path led me to Ildikó Boldizsár's training; I became a metamorphoses story therapist, and since then it has been the most important direction for me, which has connected my studies.
In the last four years, I have been organising creative story therapy sessions for children in preschool and primary school, focusing on the development of socio-emotional skills, using my knowledge of both pedagogy and psychology.
Working with stories is an exciting adventure. I regularly write articles on fairy tales. I love translating and retelling fairy tales and sharing these treasures with others. I have translated and retold more than 50 tales by now. My adaptation of the "How did the star get into the apple?" -tale was published in 2021 by "Csimóta", in paper theatre form.
In 2021, I became a scholarship doctoral student at the Department of Counselling and School Psychology at ELTE PPK, where I am designing a creative-developmental storytelling programme for the development of emotional-social skills of primary school children.