A beginner’s guide to Narrative Therapy for Self or Practice
Essential to all of our lives, are the skills to communicate well, ask good questions, understand people and make meaning of each other’s stories, ideas and actions. Whether you’re looking to improve your own understanding of self and others, or whether you’re a Counsellor in practice wanting to add skills to your toolbox, this course is for you.
By the end of this course, you, the man or woman in any field of work who wants to mature and improve your own self-awareness, emotional intelligence and people skills, will learn to understand people better in the context of their own values, stories, trauma, strengths and weaknesses, in order to communicate better, ask better questions, build healthier relationships, handle conflict better, and in general become a deeper and more understanding person, accepting of others and their differences.
And you, the Counsellor in practice, you will learn crucial tools to externalize the problem and separate it from the client’s identity, map the problem’s history, effects and influence, and listen for the alternative story of strength amidst their problem-saturated story.
This is a scientific based method of counselling based on positive psychological principals, where the owner of the story is the expert of the story, and meaning making is honored without making diagnosis or adding labels to ourselves or to others, acknowledging that there is no cookie cutter treatment for everyone, but that the individual’s story is unique and the meaning they make of their story is as unique as their fingerprint. Help your client take agency, and find strength in the hidden nuggets of gold hidden in the nooks and crannies of the problem saturated story.