Archived Collab Reflections

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Guidelines for reflections

Some of us are new to online discussion forums. Others have more experience either with the previous NPCI Study Group and/or with online courses. Still we are all new to experiencing this particular forum, and it will take some time for each of us to get comfortable. best thing to do is to jump in and practice. Here are a few guidelines for reflections: Discussion topics: I have started a number of discussion topics. These [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:25-04:00August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

How private is this space?

- How do we protect the confidentiality when we share stories from our work and our lives? - What happens to that material posted on the forum? - Is it possible to post something and then erase it? - What from this forum might become listed on google search engines for others to see? These are such good and important questions (thank-you Malachy for bringing them to my attention). Since it began in 2008, this [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:25-04:00August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Why do we do this work?

Peggy: April 7, 2011 As I embark on a cycling holiday, I'm reflecting on the intensity of this work that we do. It takes a toll. And it is deeply satisfying. Both are true. Why do we do this work? Life can be so cruel. The last few weeks have been brutal for many people I know in my little New England town- friends as well as people who come to consult with me. Such [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:25-04:00August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

I need a witness!

Peggy Sax: February 17, 2013 "I need a witness" comes from a saying with my friend, Chris Behan. We would use this saying when a story yearns to be told - an accomplishment, a tender moment. a transition. This can be what Michael White would call "a sparkling moment." Now that we can readily include photos, you can share art work or pictures. We can also use this space for sharing dilemmas. Or simply to [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:26-04:00August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Perfection & Self-doubt

Peggy Sax I used to wonder if  Perfection & Self-doubt might be problems only in the USA,  but through the NPCI Study Group, I've learned these problems have been creating an international reputation! While many of us have little experience with online forums,-I do believe -  most of us have plenty of experience with self-doubt, worry and feelings of inadequacy.  Here I'll add favorite resources, as well as an archived conversation that grew out of [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:26-04:00August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

What is foundational to Me?

Several Collab members responded (a few years ago) to the question, "What is Foundational to me?" What do you consider as foundational about the key narrative ideas in your specific work contexts?  What others would you add? Can you give at least one specific illustration from your work, life and relationships? Martha Lopez-Hill: February 6, 2010 Hola to everyone! I'mmmmm Back! I believe that Intentional States of Identity is one of the basic key concepts to [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:26-04:00August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Honoring David’s Legacy

Peggy Sax David Epston is a prolific writer and collaborator. Many of his writings are freely available, thanks to his generosity. Have a look at The David Epston Webpage. Also, we’ve included an Honoring David’s legacy topic in the first section of the course, Narrative Therapy: Foundations & Key Concepts. Over time, we hope this forum will grow. I’m particularly looking forward to engaging Collab members in test piloting courses in the upcoming “Where [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:29-04:00August 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

My Interest in David’s Inquiries

June 8, 2014 Judith Hi all, Thank you for asking about my project. I ‘met’ David through an email and subsequent conversations. I became curious about how he constructs his Inquiries, which are so distinctive and surprising, plus being ‘precise’, concise, and entice toward possibilities. (Enough ‘-ises’ to begin my USA summer!) I began taking a closer look at his questions/replies, sort of unpacking the pieces he puts into his sentences. This fascinates [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:29-04:00August 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Introduction to Inquiry Pieces

June 24, 2014 Judith Hello everyone, Initially, I started this conversation here: However, Peggy asked if I’d continue my topic here, in this Forum. I should include some ‘disclaimers’ before I begin. I come from a nursing background in which mental ‘deconstruction’ and ‘reconstruction’ are expected (or at least hoped for in nurses’ thinking). It’s a learned way of thinking, with practice, to see the ‘part’ within the ‘whole’…and to move semi-easily [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:29-04:00August 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Interviewing problems – Ripples from David’s work

May 16, 2014: Marija Welton Marija Welton Hi, i have a few moments and thought I would bring this topic up and see if anyone else has done this an what their experiences with it are., i have been doing some internalized other interviews with couples and on one occasion a few months ago I thought I would try interviewing the internalized problem. I got the idea from Charlie Laing's video that was part [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:30-04:00August 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Inquiry infusions from David & Michael

Judy:August 7, 2014 Dear Sarah, I hear you about getting disconnected from energy and creativity in work. I’m having a rough time staying connected to my study–I got a bit lost about what I wanted to do…and whether I can do it… The summer heat and continual rains here don’t help me stay focused, especially when I feel storms 3 days before it rains one drop. I’d rather hike some mountains and pick huckleberries— well, [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:30-04:00August 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Be tough on the problem- love the person

Piper Clyborn (March 18, 2012) Hi Everyone... This is such an exciting start to the conversation! I have appreciated reading everyone's responses so far and am gaining so many ideas from them! Thank you. My hope is growing. heart warmed to see your face and name on the screen. You are working in the field of addiction? Its validating to hear you have a hard time with the discourse and the field as well. What [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:30-04:00August 1st, 2015|0 Comments