This video offers insights into stories of self-identified women and girls who came to live in a shelter in Kathmandu, Nepal, to forge their own pathways after surviving trafficking, forced sex work and/or other forms of violence in their homes, communities and beyond.
This video talks about a co-research project where Amanda invited women to reflect on what they perceive to be some of the causes of perinatal depression. Interesting insights were shared.
This video explores the experience of combining two different therapeutic approaches, Narrative Therapy and Intention Peer Support. It aims to explore the huge value of the peer relationship. The peer relationship is when both or all parties in the relationship have had some similar or like experience.
Narrative Walks is a hope-based, depathologising outdoor program that was developed to engage with populations who may not be drawn to conventional methods of therapy. This structured day program encourages participants to explore 15 narrative therapy questions, and to engage in a number of other activities during a 20 kilometre walk through the bush.
This video describes a series of narrative responses to the hopelessness, despair, and fear felt by some community members in late 2018. These narrative responses included collective document creation, discussion groups, letter-writing campaigns, and a focus on invitations to solidarity and to collective action.
This 3-part video introduces the Narrative Docket, a narrative practice innovation developed for use in working with adolescents who have been referred to social services typically through the legal and police systems. Narrative ideas underpinning this Docket include collective narrative practice, externalizing of problems, outsider witness, re-authoring as well as counter-documentation.
This video explores the effects that structuralist thought has had on Western psychology, it's dominance in cultural ideas about mental health and the different historical events that have contributed to this. It's essentially a deconstruction of some of the ideas; a deconstruction that shows the foundations to be invented, not discovered, and exposes the limitations to our thinking when we accord these ideas truth status.
In this presentation, Vikki discusses strategies from activist movements to resist calling-out culture - where we cut off, exile and attack fellow workers - and instead find ways to offer critique which is different from attack. Structuring safety and creating cultures of critique requires that we create relationships of respect and dignity as a frame for our solidarity.
Emerging stories of experiencing childhood sexual abuse within the family tell of silences, hazy memories, and confusion. When silence is woven into religious and family culture, the individual’s journey of healing can linger in despair and suffering. This project is about belief in Narrative Practices, about belief in creative thinking which can enable unique cultural connections with those we work with, and about a belief that families have the ability to heal from sexual abuse that has occurred in the family.
This Friday afternoon video is a critique of the historical and modern day mental health systems, arguing that these systems are constructed to internalise sociohistorical problems via individualist methodologies that can be degrading of people’s lives.