Our Vermont Workshops & Narrative Camp take advantage of our beautiful location to create rigorous and lively learning experiences where participants can further develop skills in narrative approaches in collaboration with others, while savoring an environment offering panoramic views, good company, and outdoor splendors. We think of these gatherings as Refreshing Our Spirit in The Work. Over the years, we added Narrative Camp for those who can join us to experience shared living by the lake—taking full advantage of the restorative possibilities: kayaking, hiking, cycling, swimming, sharing meals, yoga, watching glorious sunsets and hanging out talking on lake-side verandas. We also co-present workshops in other locations in collaboration with Our Partners.
We believe in learning by doing, and in building community.

Refreshing Our Spirit in the Work

Back by popular demand! Our next small Vermont Workshop in Addison County, Vermont will feature Sasha Pilkington (Auckland New Zealand), Therapeutic Conversations with People Who Are Suffering at the End of Life, Eastview at Middlebury on Monday October 26, 2020. Narrative Camp: June 14-21 2019  occurred on Lake Champlain (Thompson’s Point, Charlotte Vermont) with the theme was Narrative Reverberations: Community Conversations Around the World and Across Generations. Watch this site for information about our next Narrative Camp now scheduled during the second week of June, 2021!

Our Vermont Gatherings

Who comes to our workshops & Narrative Camps?

Practice, Reflection & Replenishment

Our workshops – and Narrative Camp- bring together practitioners and teachers drawn to informal opportunities for practice, reflection and replenishment. In this Narrative Educators Camp 2017 Youtube video, Walter Bera, David Epston & Akansha Vaswani build on Michael White’s analogy of Jazz musicianship to show convey the emphasis on discipline and practice that then opens opportunities for improvisation. In addition to the theme, pay attention to the backdrop of the beautiful Lake Champlain setting!

What are our workshops like?

Looking Back: Past Workshops & Gatherings

A Special Year: the 10th Anniversary of Michael White’s Passing

Narrative Gathering on Coronado Island, San Diego: March 28-30, 2018

Thank you to all who joined us as we looked back together on the rich history of Michael’s work and reflected on the ways we have carried on these past 10 years after the loss of Michael, keeping close to his work and proposing further developments. In collaboration with Narrative Initiative San Diego, we designed the Gathering with multiple formats, creating opportunities for many to speak and reflect about their continued work.   Together we came together as a local community in San Diego and an international  global community to consider Michael’s influence on the field and how narrative practices have been developed over the last decade to influence each of us and our respective communities in particular ways.  This gathering was not a “conference” per se, in the sense of having privileged voices of experts talking and others taking notes.  Rather, we strove to offer a context for community learning, for centering and de-centering practices, for layers of multigenerational, diverse conversations that reflect on a variety of topics, personal, local and global.

2017-2019 Vermont Workshops and Narrative Camp

Thank you to all who participated in our June 2017-2019  Vermont workshops and Narrative Camps. Together we shared learning experiences, replenished our spirits, made connections, and further built community. In addition to adding these events to our Past Workshops, we’ve updated What is Narrative Camp to include  new photos and YouTube videos. Interested in reading a blog post by someone new to narrative training? Check out Jess’ reflections below on attending her first narrative practice workshop. Join us in reflecting on Take-aways! Add your refections. Contact us with your photos!

Hear from the participants