Tag: narrative therapy

The Tree of Life: A Simple Exercise for Reclaiming Your Identity and Direction in Life Through Story

In my last post I shared a book that has made a profound impact on me. It’s called Retelling the Stories of Our Lives: Everyday Narrative Therapy to Draw Inspiration and Transform Experience by David Denborough. As I read this book so many things about the nature of stories and their role in human life came into sharp focus. Things that I have been working out for years on my own but could only vaguely express in comparison to the clarity I found in this book. Just having the idea of using story to work through trauma or a crisis of identity...

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Retelling the Stories of Our Lives: Everyday Narrative Therapy to Draw Inspiration and Transform Experience

Our lives and their pathways are not fixed in stone; instead they are shaped by story. The ways in which we understand and share the stories of our lives therefore make all the difference. If we tell stories that emphasize only desolation, then we become weaker. Alternatively, we can tell our stories in ways that make us stronger, in ways that soothe the losses, in ways that ease sorrow. –David Denborough This revelation, so elegantly stated above, is something I came to know independently almost two years ago. I had been studying the works of Carl Jung and Joseph...

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