Anti Burnout, Delving Into Difference, Inclusivity, Climate Change- and Other Themes -for the Coming Year
Anti Burnout, Delving Into Difference, Inclusivity, Climate Change- and Other Pressing Themes
September is a time for new beginnings. We live in difficult times when we need more than ever to build communities of shared purpose, focus our energies on what matters most to us, and to sustain our spirit in the work.
A big thank you to The Reauthoring Teaching Board and to everyone’ contributions in the past year to The Collab Salon, Narrative Camp & Workshops, Online Courses , Faculty Offerings. We are especially excited for opportunities to participate in so many conversations across narrative generation(s). Our hope is that our mission will continue to guide us over the coming year(s): As a 501 (c)3 Non-Profit Organization, our collaborative venture shares expertise through training opportunities and online learning resources designed for practice, reflection, replenishment and community building. We seek to embody that spirit of collaboration and community by being such a community, and we invite you to join us in preserving, developing, and extending the legacy of narrative therapy.
Together let’s bring the invigorating and community building spirit of Narrative Camp 2019 into our coming year. Read below to learn more about themes guiding what’s emerging in our 2019-2020 Narrative Training initiatives.
Peggy Sax & Larry Zucker , Re-authoring Teaching Executive Director & Board President
Current – and Emergent Themes for the Coming Year!
Delving Into Differences
The Delving into Difference Consultation Group is for people interested in having perhaps difficult or uncomfortable conversations around difference with regards to race and privilege in the therapy room; Barbara Herring seeks to create a safe and brave space for clinicians to uncover possible blind spots and biases around differences and to work through situations or hiccups that we may have encountered in relationship to our clients and maybe our daily lives.
We are now full! To learn more and to get on a future waiting list, click here.
Engaging In Inclusive Practices
In response to some challenging dynamics that emerged at Narrative Camp this past June, an Inclusion Team has formed (B. Herring, SuEllen Hamkins, Charley Lang, Lynne Rosen & Akansha Vaswani) to propose the engagement of inclusive, anti-oppressive practices for future RT gatherings. We hope all Narrative Camp participants will thoughtfully to 10 questions, which will arrive in email.
This survey is the first of what we hope will be several steps toward fortifying Reauthoring Teaching’s intentions to move forward in the continued development and nurturing of a mutually respectful and sustainable community.
Anti-Machinalization (a.k.a Burn-out) Global Summit
As follow-up to Narrative Camp (June 2019), Sumie Ishikawa (Kitakyushu-city, Japan) & Amy Druker (Toronto, Canada) invite you to participate in our September 15 2019 Collab Salon where we can imagine together small acts of resistance that each of us can take or have already taken, or perhaps might want to take together so that we can keep creating and sustaining a space for the human part of us, such as our sense of ethics, fun, love and community, to not only survive but thrive even in this increasingly Machinalizing time and structure we live in today.
Considering ourselves as ‘citizen therapists,’ as part of a ‘global citizen’s movement’, how do we step outside of the box, beyond ‘business as usual’ practices, to invite awareness and potentials for engagement? What might narrative therapy including collective narrative practice offer? How can we come together in positive community, tuned into our natural surroundings, as we respond to questions about our relationship– personally and professionally–to these wild times. Each of us have stirrings and unique gifts to offer. What are we called to?
Thank you to Jenny Freeman and Etienne Proulx for your contributions to Narrative Camp and for all that continues to emerge. Watch this site for the September launch of our collective initiative in response to Earth’s Environmental Crisis.
What Happens When Narrative Therapy Migrates?
Narrative therapy was originally born in Australia and New Zealand and at first spread in the Anglo-Saxons countries. Over the last 20 years, the practice and the ideas have migrated to various territories including Europe, Japan, Russia, Asia, Africa and many other places.What happens to the ideas and practice when they take root in various different cultures? How are they invigorated by cultural fertilization and their “re-performance” in other languages?
Pierre Blanc-Sahnoun (Bordeaux, France)- the newest member of our faculty- will be giving our first Collab Salon in 2020. Please join us!
Sustaining Our Spirit in the Work
At Narrative Camp 2019, Steve Gaddis (Founder/Director Narrative Therapy Initiative, Salem Massachusetts); Mona Klausing (Co-director, Narrative Initiatives San Diego) and Peggy Sax (Founder, Reauthoring Teaching) came together to share some of the enthusiasms and challenges our learning communities experience as we work to sustain narrative practices in the future. What will help us resist burnout toward sustaining a narrative future with support for practice, reflection, replenishment and community building?
Watch this site for further collaborations between our organizations!