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A single event that spans one or more consecutive days. Attendee’s register for the first date-time only

TEST Nurturing Narrative Leaders Consultation Group

Are you wanting to step forward in your teaching, supervising and/or research contributions to Narrative Therapy? Do you have some dreams of how Narrative Therapy could continue to evolve and inspire? We are in search of experienced next-generation narrative practitioners eager to contribute to the preservation and evolution of narrative therapy, while infusing the foundational concepts and practices with your own particular voice, spirit, and cultural legacy. With the intention of witnessing and supporting the developing work of Narrative Therapy’s emerging leaders, Peggy Sax, Charley Lang, Larry Zucker and invited guests will guide this group, drawing from a narrative pedagogy built on the ethics of kindness, curiosity, and accountability that have inspired us throughout the years. Our hope is that participation in the group might become a rite of passage marking a fuller, more rewarding way of working, infused with a spirit of discovery, strengthening one’s own voice, and creative expression. We invite you to apply to become a member of this online 8-week group, limited to 8 participants.

2022-08-10T09:31:48-04:00August 10th, 2022|0 Comments

Rekindling your Narrative Spark: The Combating Isolation in your Practice Consultation Group

Are you feeling a sense of isolation and disenchantment in your work? Do you feel you are being recruited into stories of dominant ideas of what a “good therapist” is or stories that are pathologizing of the people who consult you? We invite you to resist these stories and ideas in this community consultation group and think together about what you would prefer your practice to embody. Rocio and Akansha will create space for conversations about preferred ethics, consultation with your insider knowledges and wisdom, and articulation of consonant practices and ways of being. They will draw on their lived experiences of working in sites of “modern power” and support you in inhabiting your narrative multilingual voice. This group is for narratively informed practitioners, familiar with narrative ways of working.

2022-08-11T05:00:59-04:00August 7th, 2022|0 Comments

February 19, 2023 Collab Salon: Exploring Teaching Narrative therapy: Experience of KRAI

How can we teach Narrative therapy in a way which responds to its philosophy and ethics? How can Narrative therapy change and develop in our collaborations and engaging with new ideas? How can we work together in the team paying attention to power relationships? How can we be narrative practitioners in actual political situation in Russia and in the world? When we’ve started our project, KRAI, together with our colleagues, we were drawn to this questions and a lot more. We’ve developed a diverse yearlong program on Narrative therapy and community work as long as another laboratories and workshops. We are glad to share our experience at the Collab salon.

2022-08-10T10:20:17-04:00August 6th, 2022|0 Comments

Nurturing Narrative Leaders Consultation Group

Are you wanting to step forward in your teaching, supervising and/or research contributions to Narrative Therapy? Do you have some dreams of how Narrative Therapy could continue to evolve and inspire? We are in search of experienced next-generation narrative practitioners eager to contribute to the preservation and evolution of narrative therapy, while infusing the foundational concepts and practices with your own particular voice, spirit, and cultural legacy. With the intention of witnessing and supporting the developing work of Narrative Therapy’s emerging leaders, Peggy Sax, Charley Lang, Larry Zucker and invited guests will guide this group, drawing from a narrative pedagogy built on the ethics of kindness, curiosity, and accountability that have inspired us throughout the years. Our hope is that participation in the group might become a rite of passage marking a fuller, more rewarding way of working, infused with a spirit of discovery, strengthening one’s own voice, and creative expression. We invite you to apply to become a member of this online 6-week group, limited to 8 participants.

2022-08-11T05:49:16-04:00August 5th, 2022|0 Comments

Exploring Narrative Questions Consultation Group

This 8 week series is for anyone who is interested in exploring narrative questions. It is not a “how to” ask “better” narrative questions, but an invitation to explore the types of questions we feel drawn to asking, and why? An invitation to explore our hopes in asking questions, and the ethics we are striving to uphold in asking the questions we ask. What makes a ‘good’ or well-crafted narrative question?  Who gets to [...]

2022-08-03T12:03:49-04:00July 30th, 2022|0 Comments

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.

2022-08-08T06:22:57-04:00July 29th, 2022|0 Comments

‘Performing Preferred Lives’ Consultation Group Waiting List

The ‘Performing Preferred Lives’ Consultation Group will blend the narrative approach with applied theatre and contemporary performing arts: movement, embodiment, drawing, music and poetry. In the midst of the humanitarian crisis, performing arts can become a new tool to explore and nourish identities, celebrate communities, live chosen lives. Together, we will practice, reflect, and share our knowledges as professionals and creators (in and of) our own lives. Both Masha and Elena are currently trying to find ways for themselves and others to hold onto what’s dear and stay connected in the face of war in Ukraine. Please contact us if you would like to be on the waiting list.

2022-06-03T06:54:10-04:00March 30th, 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

May 15, 2022 Collab Salon: Fiction as witnessing practice

 Irene (trauma survivor) and Christoffer Haugaard (psychologist) developed a practice of witnessing in relation to Irene’s alter ego in fictionalized life stories. This developed out of necessity in order to address an intensely traumatic life history and powerful identity conclusions that were out of reach for regular conversation. The approach that we developed used two essential survival strategies from Irene’s childhood: Her invention of an alter ego and her imagination of having an audience to the injustices in her life. Over time, these practices became the central structure of our collaboration. In this collab salon, Christoffer will describe this practice with examples and present Irene’s account of the effects.

2022-05-18T18:53:44-04:00October 25th, 2021|Comments Off on May 15, 2022 Collab Salon: Fiction as witnessing practice

June 19th, 2022: Centering Diversity and Identity in Narrative Practices: The BIPOC Community

In July 2020, the BIPOC narrative community was launched with the intention of providing narrative practitioners of color a supportive space to discuss “local” ideas, innovative practices, amplify one another’s work, and process their experiences. The community organizers also hoped to mentor and support newer narrative practitioners, and practitioners working in spaces that did not privilege narrative ideas or postmodern therapy practices. As the community enters its second year, planning committee members Ingrid, Candea, Shuo, and Akansha shared lessons learned and their hopes for how they envision the community will grow and be sustained in the future.

2022-06-20T15:59:18-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on June 19th, 2022: Centering Diversity and Identity in Narrative Practices: The BIPOC Community

October 16, 2022: A Response to The Hegemony of Standard English: Storying lives bilingually across languages

We are advocates for justice in language rights. Through our explorations of bilingualism we address the hegemony of standard English. We speak from the perspectives of our languages: Black Talk/Ebonics/Slang, Farsi, Fenglish, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Chilean Spanish, Colombian Spanglish, Spanglish, Colloquial Spanish, and standard English. We discuss efforts to respond to various linguistic landscapes from the vantage point of our lived experiences and practices in the United States. We explore ways to integrate languages through improvisation and creativity, beyond the lexical and grammatical rules of a language. We hope to describe our response to standard English to co-exist in the creative use of inter-lingual lives that seek to ensure that the juxtaposition of English therapeutic and daily-life landscapes is integrated into various settings. We discuss the contextual, relational, therapeutic, and training potential offered by bilingualism across various languages as well as the necessary transmutations in theory and practice.

2021-11-16T14:11:32-05:00October 9th, 2021|0 Comments