The Team of Life Approach

The Team of Life approach uses sporting metaphors to enable young people to deal with traumatic experience without having to speak directly about it. It is an example of a collective narrative practice methodology, developed by David Denborough from Dulwich Centre Foundation. Thanks to the support of Collier Charitable Fund, this webpage provides examples of the use of the Team of Life. If you are using this methodology in your work, we invite you to send us stories from your work and we will include them here. Thanks!


[button link=”/team-of-life/part-one-developing-team-sheets/” color=”silver”] Part one: developing team sheets [/button]
[button link=”/team-of-life/part-two-acknowledging-and-celebrating-goals/” color=”silver”] Part two: celebrating goals [/button]
[button link=”/team-of-life/part-three-talking-about-ways-of-tackling-problems/” color=”silver”] Part three: tackling problems [/button]
[button link=”/team-of-life/part-four-celebrations/” color=”silver”] Part four: goal celebrations [/button]
[button link=”/team-of-life/innovations/” color=”silver”] Innovations [/button]

We’d like to hear from you!

If you are trying the Team of Life in your context, please send us your stories, pictures and songs and we will include them on this site! Thanks.

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