Retelling the Stories of Our Lives Everyday Narrative Therapy to Draw Inspiration and Transform Experience

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The ideas in this book have been very useful in my work as a therapist and in my life Review by Marta Rivera
If you work as a therapist or people consult you about their life in some way, this book can be very helpful. When talks about our life as stories, you are coauthor of them. You learn to offer people who they want to write the story of their life, other people or themselves. It talk of life as a journey, when you have a problem you migrate from one way of being to a way you prefer, preparing yourself for the hard times.

The way it talks about death and grieving in its chapter Hello again, how we want to deal with our loses, we can keep the relationship if we want, we know the person is gone but we can remember how she or he was and could still have a kind of conversation with them.

Talking about trauma, you learn about double listening; the story of trauma and the story of what the person did to deal with it, and how it didn't destroy what is important and precious for them. What was that the person did or how tried to stop it or reduce the effects of trauma, and all this is according to what he or she consider important and valuable.

The book starts with the Tree of Life that is a way of telling the story of your life from what is important to you, your skills, friends, people that had helped you and even pets that are recognized as company and special for some people without pathology them Also the book talks and question about normality and its relation with personal failure.

The book also shares stories of people to support the ideas in it, and to make them clearer.

Is a very good book, good ideas, good examples, clear writing, with new and refreshing ideas.

Originally posted at: https://www.amazon.com/Retelling-Stories-Our-Lives-Inspiration/dp/0393708152

(Posted on 1/02/17)
This helps facilitate the learning and practicing of Narrative Therapy for both therapists and those looking to respond to problems in their lives. Review by Dale Andersen-Giberson
This was my second reading through David's "Retelling the Stories of our Lives." Upon first reading, I was struck by the accessibility of the book as David offers exercises and plain descriptions. This helps facilitate the learning and practicing of Narrative Therapy for both therapists and those looking to respond to problems in their lives.

With my second reading I was drawn deeper into David's attention to the collective elements of Narrative Therapy. His incorporation of audience has always been a part of his work that inspires me to focus more on audiences in my practice and I find myself thinking even more, now, about incorporating teams and collective documents in my work with young people and their families.

Readers might also be interested in David's ideas around trauma and loss. So often our field becomes protective of the way therapists approach therapeutic change with people experiencing trauma and loss. David offers attractive alternatives to traditional models of approaching trauma and loss in a collective style that I'm confident will appeal to many populations. It is refreshing to see the alternatives that David's application of collective ideas to trauma and loss offers to service users and therapists alike.

Whether you've been using Narrative ideas in your work for some time, you are new to narrative ideas, or are interested in using Narrative ideas for change in your life, you should find David's writing wonderfully helpful.

Originally posted at: https://www.amazon.com/Retelling-Stories-Our-Lives-Inspiration/dp/0393708152

(Posted on 1/02/17)
In Retelling the Stories of Our Lives, master of genre David Denborough, who apprenticed with Michael White for 15 years, makes available much of what White had invented to a wider audience, while also linking to his own re-inventions for responding to ch Review by David Epston
“In Retelling the Stories of Our Lives, master of genre David Denborough, who apprenticed with Michael White for 15 years, makes available much of what White had invented to a wider audience, while also linking to his own re-inventions for responding to challenging assignments. Turning the text around to face its reader, Denborough promises a personal engagement with Narrative Therapy ideas and practices.”

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(Posted on 1/02/17)
Written to be a guide for both individuals and larger groups of people who want to work together and help each other through this journey. Review by International Journal of Psychotherapy
“[O]rganized and easy-to-follow . . . [W]ritten to be a guide for both individuals and larger groups of people who want to work together and help each other through this journey. Denborough gives readers a way to overcome trauma that has held them back from too long and to see themselves in a better light.”

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(Posted on 1/02/17)
An excellent work that provides guidance in how to both tell and change your life story in thoughtful, well organized, and meaningful ways. Review by PsychCentral
“[A]n excellent work that provides guidance in how to both tell and change your life story in thoughtful, well organized, and meaningful ways. . . . I hope that the tools and the ways of thinking and being that Denborough writes about become more widespread. If they did, I think we would treat ourselves and others with more respect and compassion.”

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