Aboriginal Narrative Practice Course

Aunty Barbara Wingard 

Thank you for your interest in this free Aboriginal narrative practice online course! As Aunty Barbara says, narrative practice is about ‘telling our stories in ways that make us stronger’.  In this course you will be able to watch videos from a wide range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander narrative counsellors, health workers and community workers. You will also get to hear about some of their creative inventions!

This is a self-directed course that you can start straight away! We invite you to watch the videos, read the articles and then leave your own comments, thoughts, stories and questions on this site. We would love to hear from you. 

All the resources here are completely free (thanks to a Community Benefits SA Grant)!

If you want to receive a certificate for completing this course, this is also possible.  For more information about this, please click here 

We hope you enjoy the course! And we look forward to hearing about how you are assisting people to ‘tell their stories in ways that make them stronger’. 

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    What a great concept ‘ narrative therapy’ reauthoring our own stories and pleased to have listened to the stories they were all so inspiring in their own rights. Loving Aunty Barbara Wingards work 🙂

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    This was a really wonderful experience. I learnt so much, and I’m inspired to learn even more. Thank you to everyone involved 🙂

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    Jasmine Stadhams

    Fantastic resource and course for all to access! Thank you Aunty Barbara.

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    Hi I appreciate that the center has made this way of addressing trauma freely available. It is a valuable tool that I can use in a practical way. Thanks

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    Thank you Barb, Tileah and all that shared their stories and who participated in this course
    I liked the stories and the ways of doing especially around narrative therapy

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    Lexie Carr

    I loved learning that Narrative therapy can assist with many issues such as family problems, grief and more for Aboriginal people. It is so important to separate the person from the problem,

    I also learnt that the person telling their story is always the expert – not the therapist.

    Loved it.

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    Nanci Lee

    Hi friends, I am mixed race (Syrian-Chinese) and appreciate that decolonizing identity stories is key in this course early on. I’m not Aboriginal or First Nations, Metis or Innu as we call our First Peoples in Canada/ Turtle Island. But I know that there is deep wisdom that I can learn from these communities. Is it appropriate for me to take this course?

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      Also so appreciate the free course. Thank you.

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    bhakti walve

    I am working with some of the adhivasi students with viva college at Virar mumbai Maharashtra.

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    that dialogue of the client being the expert. So good to hear.

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    Peta Lewis

    As I am discovering my family and connections I’m am so excited to link into this course.

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    Bianca Stawiarski

    As a Badimaya woman (Aboriginal) and a therapist, I’m excited to have a look at your free course!

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