News Blog

A Tour Through Fresh Eyes

Welcome Trishala Kanakia as our new Reauthoring Teaching assistant! Through her fresh eyes, she shares here about six new developments that caught her attention: Featured Collab Salon Recordings, Rich Story Development in Action: 3 live interviews with Maggie Carey, What I learned from my mentor, The Collaborative Narrative Training Network Calendar, The 11 Hot Topics and 1 Burning Topic, and Reauthoring Confinement.

2021-07-19T07:36:49-04:00July 16th, 2021|1 Comment

Stop Asian American Pacific Islands (AAPI) Hate

The Re-authoring Teaching Board fully endorses the statement by the Auntie Sewing Squad in response to Asian American Pacific Islands (AAPI) violence. Founded by Kristina Wong in Los Angeles,  this group of self-sufficient volunteers gives their time, talent, materials and labor to sew and deliver masks to people who need them most. Our board member, Kathie Adams is a member of this group, having been sewing masks throughout the pandemic, and donating them to the Auntie Sewing Squad for their distribution to the most marginalized communities. We share your heartbreak and anger at the deadly violence that occurred in Georgia on March 16, 2021. We mourn those who were killed, most of whom were Asian/Asian American women, and stand in solidarity with their loved ones. We are alarmed by the broader context of escalating anti-Asian violence.

2021-03-23T15:55:37-04:00March 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Black Lives Matter, Ending Police Brutality & Showing up for Racial Justice

Black Lives Matter. Matters. Narrative Therapy has “mattering” at its heart. It has always been about helping people re-story and restore their lives according to their own deeply held values, according to what matters to them. We’ve long sought to support people in finding ways to resist the individualizing, psychologizing, decontextualizing, and pathologizing descriptions of their struggles that much of the world—and much of our field—reproduce and reinforce. But the time has come for us to acknowledge the insufficiency of our past efforts. ...

2021-03-23T12:06:33-04:00June 9th, 2020|0 Comments

Anti Burnout, Delving Into Difference, Inclusivity, Climate Change- and Other Themes -for the Coming Year

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). Please join us in bringing 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.

2021-03-23T14:29:03-04:00August 29th, 2019|1 Comment

New Consultation Groups – Beginning January 2019

A new round of customized Faculty Consultation Groups will begin meeting through Zoom in September 2018. These groups are in addition to the ongoing apprenticeship training opportunity with David Epston, Tom Carlson & Kay Ingamells. Wherever you are situated around the world, we invite you to join us in real-time for these enlivening group experiences.

2018-11-10T08:02:42-05:00June 24th, 2019|0 Comments

A Reauthoring Teaching Update!

Over the past several months, our website has been experiencing significant technical glitches. Our sincere apologies for any frustrations w these problems have contributed to your lives and work.  Dealing with these problems has brought forth much reflection leading to initiated some major improvements. Please join me in welcoming our new Reauthoring Teaching Team Members. And check out our upcoming Narrative Training initiatives!

2019-09-03T00:42:34-04:00November 14th, 2018|0 Comments

An Open Letter to The Narrative Community

We at Re-authoring Teaching hope to contribute to a richer conversation about how, as a community, we make space for useful dialogue about all the variations and emerging approaches. In a previous News Blog entitled What are Insider Witness Practices, we posted some background information in the hopes that by educating ourselves, we can each decide for ourselves about the value, ethics and possibilities for this set of practices in training, supervision and higher education. Below you will find links to the Newsletter that sparked the controversy, to a previous newsletter that ironically argued against handling differences in the narrative community in injurious ways, and to some initial responses from those who feel like the descriptions of Insider Witnessing Practices have been inaccurate and unfair, and who feel that the process by which these concerns have been aired involved questionable ethi