Narrative Reverberations: Community Conversations Around the World and Across Narrative Generations

Sunday- Thursday, June 16-20, 2019

 17 Continuing Education Credits

Program Details

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Welcome, Introductions, Group Conversations & Collab Salon

12:30pm – 6:30 pm (5 CEs)

We began with a community-wide welcome and gathering overview before introducing our “intergenerational” theme with a surprise video, and description of Gaye Stockell & Marilyn O’Neill’s 1991 Community Consultation Approach. In small groups, we prepared for conducting narrative intergenerational interviews.  The afternoon ended with participation in the online June Collab Salon, Can young women who self-harm ‘cure’ parrots who self-harm? And other stories of interspecies communication and support.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Collaborative Community Conversations Across Narrative Generations

9am- 12:30 pm (3 CEs)

Using a Narrative Community Consultation format (O’Neill & Stockell 1991), we met in two groups to 1) interview our elders about their experiences of the past, present and future of Narrative Therapy; 2) interview fresher voices in the field about the most engaging ideas and practices in their work.

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Collaborative Group Conversations

Tuesday, June 17:  Innovations in Narrative Practice

Participants chose one of the following two workshops.

Narrative Responses to Climate Change with Video Project

Co-hosts Jenny Freeman (Berkeley California) and Etienne Proulx (Quebec, Canada).

9 am – 12:30 pm (3 CEs)

Location:  Barton’s Look out

What do narrative ideas and practices have to offer our clients, ourselves and the general public during times of global environmental challenges? How can we rise to the occasion? We, and those we serve, are unavoidably in relationship with climate change. Navigating polarities of avoidance and immobilized fear or despair, how do we make room for possibilities and visioning? Can we move into a fluid, creative response? Countless people are engaged in weaving restorative justice among humans and all life forms, for our beautiful Earth. Each of us have stirrings and unique gifts to offer. What are we called to?

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Narrative Responses to Climate Change