I have often used the metaphor of a compass to describe the values and experiences that people hold and use to direct their lives (Stillman, 2010). I like it because a compass is an object that shows direction, and the person has the choice to follow it or not. Some can be deliberate and chart out a course ahead of time, centering the compass in their journey. Others can carry it in their possession and can choose to use it when they become lost or when they come up against
People ask me why I run a training program in narrative therapy. It takes an enormous amount of work, doesn’t earn much money and the administration of it can be a bit of a headache.
So why do I continue?
The first word that comes to mind is passion. I have this myself, but what I am referring to here is the passion and excitement that I receive from the participants in the course.
It can be a bit hard to get started with Narrative.
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I am frequently asked how to start a narrative conversation. Here is one way to do so:
When I start meeting with someone, I think of a metaphor of climbing a mountain (Stillman, 2010).
There are three ways to think of climbing the mountain. You can go straight up, you can take a route with some height, or you can take an easy course circling at a slight incline.
I propose these options to the person by saying that there are several ways to start a conversation. I