Dr. Chené Swart
Narrative Coach &
I have been translating Narrative Therapy ideas and practices with organisations, communities and individuals from various cultures and contexts for nearly 20 years. I am committed to participate in and contribute to conversations and actions that re-author our world towards the common good, one narrative at a time!
Welcome to Re-authoring the World!
Re-authoring the World is an invitation into the adventure of being authors and co-authors of our world.
An adventure that speaks of:
– our acts of refusal and protest about the “way things are”
– the folding of the richness of our lives into our identities and relationships
– the invitation to re-member our communities and
– the ignition of hope through alternative narratives that dream of a different future.
Through a lens and set of practices what is taken-for-granted can be unveiled and precious moments can be enriched into narratives that can re-author the future. Come and join our community as we invite you to see, be seen, connect, dignify, listen, question, unpack, enrich, narrate and burst into aliveness!
| Re-authoring Journeys |
Experiencing Narrative practices in your own life story | The philosophical approach from where the ideas around identity grow | Discover and learn how narratives shape and maintain identities| Discover and learn how communities of concern can come alongside preferred identities| Explorations around community identities
Re-authoring the World
Discover and learn how to work with taken-for-granted ideas and beliefs within various contexts| Discovering the joy of acts of refusal and protest | Working with the influence of taken-for-granted beliefs and ideas | Inviting the alternative emerging narratives to come alongside
Re-authoring Diversity & Inclusion
Discovering the role of culture in constructing the “other” | The role of language in constructing the “other” | Understanding privilege and power in inclusion | Practices that includes and welcome the stranger
Re-authoring Narratives we want more of
Practices that uncover alternative moments and outcomes | Practices that enrich moments we want more of | Weaving alternative moments through embodiment and rituals | The impact of alternative narratives on the context | Narratives of our imagined futures
Re-authoring Problem Narratives
How to work with conflict and problem narratives in individual and group contexts| Understanding the role of taken-for-granted beliefs and ideas in conflict and problem narratives| Placing the problem in relation to individuals and communities | Standing against problems
Re-authoring Listening, Questioning & Documenting
Being with your client in transformational ways | Listening in transformational ways | Asking questions in transformational ways | Documentation, rituals and celebrations
The Re-authoring Apprenticeship Paths are for those who want to make this lens and practices a way of living and working. You can join us through a Self-Discovery Journey with 5 modules that consist of pre-recorded videos and assignments that you can enjoy at your own pace. If you choose the online workshop journey, you will engage in 5 x 2-day workshops with face-to-face teaching and learning with an international community. Both these journeys include the opportunity to deepen your experience by re-authoring your own stories as well as the stories of your work through individual coaching (5 sessions) and integration sessions (5 sessions). The integration- and coaching sessions help participants to weave their own life- and work experiences into their future re-authoring practice.
If you attend any of the apprentice journeys, you automatically become part of a community of practice that gathers once a month to discuss the latest applications of these ideas and practices.
Book your online coaching session.
Book your online coaching session.
Marieke Gernard, coach and coordinator of a cooperative Werk met Zin, Antwerp, Belgium
Irisha Luhanga, Redefine Human Capital, Johannesburg, South Africa
Rose Gail, Social Worker, Pretoria, South Africa
Liesl Eksteen, HR management, Johannesburg, South Africa
Griet Bouwen, Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner & Generative Story Worker, Bilzen, Belgium