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Migration of Identity Consultation Group

This consultation group is for people who are familiar with narrative therapy practice and migration of identity in an experiential way and have a particular interest in unpacking ideas and practices that can accompany people/families/communities in times of movement (chosen and imposed), transition and liminality. While this can attend to large movements, it is also inclusive of small moments in daily life and moment-by-moment exchanges in conversations and relationships. Together we will explore our experiences accompanying people in these movements through sharing stories of practice and engaging in experiential exercises.

2022-08-12T06:45:36-04:00July 29th, 2022|0 Comments

December 18, 2022 Collab Salon: The X-Powers Project: Calling up super-powers and wonderment, to subvert seemingly stuck stories

This Salon will showcase highlights from our shared passion project of several years: the scouring for and nurturance of those unique client superpowers that can encourage courageous imaginations.  Building on the centrality of the narrative practice pantheon, we will share our uses of imaginative Know-How and inspirations from Narrative Therapy Wonderland. Client story examples will include, officiating mother-daughter family reunions, the case of the talking shower cricket, the protest power of panic attacks, and the giant misunderstood tarantula.

2021-11-16T14:08:44-05:00October 26th, 2021|0 Comments

A Narrative Approach to Therapeutic Conversations with People Who Are Suffering

As a counsellor working for hospice, Sasha Pilkington meets with people who are suffering, sometimes with unsolvable problems, as they live with serious illness and the knowledge of their approaching death.  In this two-part Zoom workshop, she would like to share several cherished narrative practices that guide her therapeutic conversations with people who are suffering at the end of life. 6 Alliant CE Credits Approved!

2020-11-11T07:06:03-05:00February 4th, 2020|0 Comments

June 19, 2016 Collab: Centering Ethics in Group Supervision

What are narrative approaches to supervision? How does a group co-create respectful ways of exploring complex concerns and challenges that reflect the ethics of a just and accountable community?  Shona and Vikki invited us into a conversation about supervision practices that contribute to a reinvigoration of professional identity,  keep faith with what is given value, and build on an ethic of justice-doing. This online gathering welcomed old members as well as a number of  Collab Salon members experiencing Zoom for the first time. 

2019-12-29T07:30:15-05:00November 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Live Interviews: Finding our way in a narrative conversation

We have chosen to repeat the format of the workshop we did two years ago for this 2-day workshop with Maggie Carey at Treleven Farm. The workshop is structured so that various participants will have the opportunity to be interviewed by Maggie. These interviews will then be used as a platform to talk about the ways that are possible to go in a narrative conversation, to respond to questions participants have of Maggie about why she went the way she did in each interview. Please note: we have moved the workshop location to All Souls in Shelburne, Vermont.

2020-01-07T06:46:41-05:00July 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Responding to Trauma and Difficulties in People’s Lives

This two-day workshop with Maggie Carey and Peggy Sax will share some of the Narrative practices that have been found useful as ways of working with people’s experiences of difficulty and trauma in their lives such as abuse or violence, intense loss, or being subjected to oppression or injustice. Trauma can have the effect of establishing a sense of vulnerability, hopelessness and a sense of being stuck in the past events and not able to ‘do’ life.

2020-01-07T06:46:02-05:00July 29th, 2015|0 Comments