Refreshing the Spirit of the Work Series- 2018-2019

Refreshing the Spirit of the Work Series- 2018-20192018-11-01T07:37:46+00:00
We are happy to announce our 2018-19 Refreshing the Spirit of the Work workshop series. This year we will host series of small, local workshops in the Champlain Valley of Vermont.  While a bit different from Narrative Camp, these offerings are guaranteed to be infused with the Vermont spirit of collaboration, restoration, and down-to-earth outdoor fun.

Workshops & Gatherings 2018-2019

A Narrative Approach to Therapeutic Conversations at the End of Life

Monday, Oct 29, 2018

with Sasha McAllum Pilkington

EastView at Middlebury

This one-day workshop began our new Refreshing the Spirit of the Work series of small Vermont workshops in the Champlain Valley. What a gift! We will post more reflections shortly.

Are you meeting with people living with a serious illness, facing life-ending illness and/or loved ones grieving after someone has died?  What guides your approach to these conversations? Or are you interested in narrative practices and extending your skills? Through case stories, transcript and an audio recording, Sasha McAllum Pilkington will share a narrative approach to therapeutic conversations that focus on:  listening for virtue, companioning, making meaning and enhancing a person’s sense of agency. Please join us for a lively exchange of ideas about serving people as they approach the end of their lives, and their families who support them.

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On All Things Counter, Original, Spare, and Strange: The Poetry and Heart of Narrative Therapy

 March 29-30, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)

with Tom Stone Carlson and Sanni Paljakka

Over the course of our two days together, we will highlight recent developments in narrative therapy that seek to bring forth stories that have literary merit; stories that counter damaged identities, stories that sing, and stories that love and beckon us forward. We will share examples of our own work and recent collaborations with David Epston including Insider Witnessing Practices and the use of poetry, art, and performance in ways that seek to restore the beauty, honor, and dignity of persons lives. Rather than being a “how to” only, we will offer participants an inside view of these practices through the use of videos, transcripts, and performances of the work. Our hope is that this event will re-ignite your sense of curiosity and passion for what is possible in this work.

  • Registration: $250 (regular) or $190 (student/fixed income)
  • For an additional $20, sign up for 12 Continuing Education credits from Alliant International University (Pending Approval).
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