Reframing Your Story

Imagine your life is a book and you are the author.

Certain plot points are predetermined: your bipolar diagnosis, say, or a trauma in your past. But as the narrator of this tale, you get to explain and interpret those events—for better or worse.

If the story now is all about shame, sadness and feeling stuck, you get to create a different, more compelling version where you’re a hero and your future is full of promise.

That’s the idea behind narrative therapy, a collaborative approach to counseling based on the premise that we human beings construct stories about our experiences in order to give our lives meaning—and therefore, that we can deconstruct those stories to change that meaning.

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Kathleen Notes: How would you change your story?



- - Volume: 6 - WEEK: 38 Date: 9/21/2018 5:54:33 AM -