How we can each continue these explorations in the spirit of social inquiry without Michael – not coming up with the answers, but being intensely interested in ideas and what they might spark and trigger?
HI Peggy, HI all,
Something that jumped out at me when listening to the recordings was the acknowledgement of the amount of time it takes to collaborate and the commitment Shona, Maggie and Rob had to “locate (Michael’s) notes in real practice” – this connected to my sense of the NPCI Study Group (aka Collab) where I’ve been able to join with a group of understanding people who want to enquiry into my practice and the dilemmas I might raise about ‘where too?’ in a piece of work or a mechanism to move through a stuckness or un-know that I’m grappling and at other time discover a way to implement a theory into practice. What this adds to my approaches is an opportunity to test ideas or questions in a way that I’m gently held to account to my preferred way of practicing. I’ve noticed how sustaining this collaboration is for my energy against big, tough, age old problems that have many tricks and recruitment strategies in communities world wide. And sustaining of my commitment to use creativity, fun and hope in practice when there are invitation from others to pathologies, expertise or other those that me meet in our work.
By practice my questions online and stretching my ideas and skills, I’ve also found an increased capacity to collaborate with services in my local community in ways that used to seem so much more difficult and i think a part of this was probably my uncertainty of showing different ways of working together.
I couldn’t hear the recording due to the limit of the government. I plan to pay for breaking service on July and hope I could solve this problem.
I write a passage about how to integrate narrative therapy and Chinese medicine, traditional culture in my paper for doctor degree. I post an idea that we should learn Foucault to trace the history development of key metaphors in Chinese medicine and culture to see how they change in different history periods. It’s a way to deconstruct these metaphors. I plan to share this idea with a professor in my university who loves the ideas of postmodernism. If we could deconstruct these metaphors, maybe they could expand our understanding about therapy.
Zhao, this sounds very interesting- I want to make sure I understand. In your paper to become a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, you followed Foucault’s approach to deconstruction to trace the history in development of key metaphors in Chinese medicine and culture, and to see how these metaphors have changed in different history periods. Is that right? I know there will be people here very interested to learn more. Welcome!
Actually, I just post this method for doing research on Chinese medicine. I haven’t really practiced as there are so many Chinese medicine books in Ancient China. I sent my paper to Professor Yao, if she has interest, maybe I could cooperate with her to practice.
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