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Self-Discovery: Re-authoring Narratives we want Less of

Welcome to discovering and learning how our stories of problem moments can be held with dignity and where separating practices create alternative possibilities.

What is it about? In our time together, we will explore practices that honour the competing narratives and invite individuals to undergo transformation in standing against problems. We will focus on the following themes and questions:

• How to work with problem narratives
• Understanding the role of taken-for-granted beliefs and ideas in problem narratives
• Placing the problem in relation to individuals
• Standing against problems
• Standing on the shoulders of the alternative moments

Book your coaching session: You are welcome to book a coaching session with me at any point during your exploration of the narratives you want less of in your life.

How will we learn? In this self-discovery journey we learn through videos that will provide you with the theory of the work in conjunction with reflecting questions that invite you to integrate the journey into your own life and work.

And there is more: This self-discovery journey is one in a series of five journeys that can be attended as a whole or separately. These journeys address the most important themes of re-authoring ideas and practices. These self-discovery journeys are designed to be stand-alone experiences of learning. If you are interested in integrating the re-authoring ideas and practices into your life and work, you can also take part in an apprentice journey.

Contact me: You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions during the exploration of this self-discovery

Acknowledgements: Although the majority of the translated ideas and practices that I use in my work firmly stands on the shoulders of Narrative Therapy, my re-authoring practice has also been infused by Peter Block’s community work (2008), Gervase Bushe and Bob Marshak’s Dialogic Organizational Development (2015), Jeff Zimmerman’s (2018) interpersonal neurobiology, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht’s (2004, 2014) writings on meaning and presence, many conversations with my colleagues, Tom Carlson (2015-2017), Griet Bouwen and Marianne Schapmans (2015-2020) and my beloved country, South Africa.

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