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Self-Discovery Course: Re-authoring Identity

Welcome to the Self-Discovery series of 5 workshops that hope to give you 5 avenues or pathways into Re-authoring the World ideas and practices. The first journey of discovery is called, Exploring the Landscape and this module is called Re-authoring Identity.

What is it about? In the Re-authoring Identity module, we will explore a very important approach in re-authoring work that has a radically different view on identity than the dominant individualised psychological understanding that have dominated western society.

We live in a world where the hunt is on to discover who we “really” are as individuals. In this hunting expedition we are expected to live according to our “true” or “authentic” nature and in line with our values individually and collectively. Through this self-discovery journey we will look this hunt in the eye and explore the following together:

  • The philosophical approach from where the ideas around identity grow
  • Discover and learn how narratives shape and maintain identities through authorship.
  • Discover the practices that invite a multiplicity of identities and authenticities

How will we learn? In this self-discovery journey we learn through the moments of our own lives in ways that seek to ignite beauty and dignity.

Book a coaching session: If you would like to have a conversation about any of the practices or beliefs and ideas in this Self-Discovery Course, you are welcome to book a coaching session.

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.

You can also invite me to adapt and/or facilitate this self-discovery process for your organisation or community. 

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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 (2015-2018) and my beloved country, South Africa.

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