Refreshing our Spirit in the Work Series

Refreshing our Spirit in the Work Series2019-07-06T15:38:47-05:00
We are happy to announce our Refreshing our Spirit in the Work series that focus on small, local workshops in the Champlain Valley of Vermont as well as Narrative Camp on Lake Champlain.  These offerings are guaranteed to be infused with the Vermont spirit of collaboration, restoration, and down-to-earth outdoor fun.

Workshops & Gatherings 2018-2019

Narrative Reverberations: Community Conversations Around the World and Across Generations

 Narrative Camp

June 14-21, 2019 (4 or 7 day options)

Narrative Camp 2019 will bring together a  diverse blend of practitioners & teachers of different ages and different languages from around the world to take turns interviewing each other about the past, present and future of Narrative Therapy.  We think of this Narrative Camp as a Definitional Ceremony, with several of us approaching retirement being interviewed by younger folks, some of whom know each other personally. We will then reverse the process to interview fresher voices in the field about what excites them most about directions in their work. At other times, participants will join up in different cottages around shared narrative themes. We offer options for a weeklong or four day stay on Lake Champlain. Please read below for the description and then fill out the questionnaire as soon as possible to help us reserve our cottages and firm up our plans.

Find out More

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.

Find out more


Let us know your suggestions for additional training topics, presenters and guest visitors to Vermont.

Make a suggestion