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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

July 19, 2020 Collab Salon: How to live whilst dying? What children and young people with a Life Limiting Illness (LLI), can teach us about living

"Given the current realities of the COVID-19 pandemic the narratives around living and dying, choice and decision making, facing our own mortality, are all more paramount than ever and what is perceived as something that affects others and is ‘rare’ has come very much into everybody’s everyday life.  Whilst my work has always focused on children and families I hope the lessons they have taught me will be transferable to many situations and leave everyone with some thoughts to take away and consider both personally and professionally." Dr Claire Cooley, Kent United Kingdom

2020-08-16T17:07:49-04:00September 20th, 2019|Comments Off on July 19, 2020 Collab Salon: How to live whilst dying? What children and young people with a Life Limiting Illness (LLI), can teach us about living

A Narrative Approach to Therapeutic Conversations at the End of Life

Thank you to all who participated in Sasha Pilkington's workshop! What a terrific gathering!   On November 21, 2018 Collab Salon, Sasha will present on Virtue Inquires. Please join us! You do not need to be a Collab Member to register for- and participate in - this Salon. We hope that you will decide to Become a Member (among other benefits, members have 24/7 access to our Library of Past Salons.)

2020-09-12T07:08:35-04:00May 13th, 2018|0 Comments

November 18, 2018 Collab Salon: Virtue Inquiries at the End of Life

Sasha Pilkington shares a practice she calls “virtue inquiry” that guides her approach to end-of-life conversations. She listens for and elicits the virtues that are valued by the people with whom she’s meeting.   Virtue inquires draw on ideas and practices developed by David Epston including “getting to know the person ahead of the problem”, “researching moral character” and “wonderfulness inquiries” with children. They also build from a paper by Eve Lipchik (1988) called “Interviewing with a constructive ear” that had an influence on Sasha's early practice. Virtue inquiries take place with adults or young adults and so flow differently from “wonderfulness inquiries” (see chapter 2 in Marsten, Epston & Markham, 2016).

2023-04-15T16:54:07-04:00January 24th, 2018|2 Comments