Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on the stories or narratives that individuals use to understand their lives and experiences. This approach is based on the idea that the stories we tell ourselves about our lives shape our perceptions, feelings, and behaviours. Narrative therapy aims to help individuals identify and challenge the negative or limiting stories they tell themselves and to create new, more empowering narratives.

In narrative therapy, the therapist works collaboratively with the individual to explore their life story and the meanings they attach to their experiences. The therapist may ask questions, listen actively, and provide feedback to help the individual gain a deeper understanding of their own beliefs, values, and assumptions. The therapist may also help the individual to reframe their experiences in a more positive light and to identify the resources and strengths they have that can help them achieve their goals.

One of the key concepts in narrative therapy is externalization, which involves separating the person from the problem. For example, a person struggling with depression may externalize the problem by referring to it as "the depression" rather than as part of their identity. This can help to reduce feelings of shame and self-blame and to create a sense of agency and control over the problem.

Overall, narrative therapy is a strengths-based, collaborative approach that seeks to empower individuals by helping them to create new, more positive stories about their lives.


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