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A space to share stories of our work using narrative practices with children, adults and families in the Indian context

Narrative Ideas and Practices travel to Goa

Ummeed Child Development Center in collaboration with SETHU announces an introductory workshop in Narrative Ideas and Practices.

The 2-day workshop will be held in Goa on 24th and 25th August 2018.

For more details kindly refer to the flyer below.

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Two-day Workshop on Narrative Ideas and Practices

The Mental Health Team at Ummeed is conducting a two-day Introductory Workshop on Narrative Ideas and Practices in Mumbai on the 6th and 7th of August 2018.

For more details, refer to the flyer.

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Narrative Therapy and its benefits to families

https://www.patientsengage.com/news-and-views/narrative-therapy-its-benefits-families

Monthly Narrative Gathering – June 2018

Greetings!

Re-membering Narrative Gathering - 05252018

Speaker Bio’s: 

Raviraj Shetty is a mental health worker and an occupational therapist. Raviraj completed his Bachelors and Masters in Occupational Therapy from Seth.G.S.Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai.  He is a Senior Therapist, Supervisor and training lead at Ummeed Child Development Center and consultant at POSAT foundation both NGO’s which work with children, young people, and families. At Ummeed, Raviraj has initiated and facilitates diverse programs like The I’mPerfect Fathers group, The Pen-Pal project, and The Identity Project. Raviraj along with his best friend and colleague Jill, co-founded Happie World, a space for young people with diverse needs to express through arts. He along with his colleague Jehanzeb is writing a book called ‘The Special Something’ which is a collection of stories of ‘little special things’ parents do with their children. Recently his work using narrative ideas within the context of handwriting training was published in the Indian journal of occupational therapy. Raviraj along with his thought partner Jehanzeb have been interested in exploring narrative ideas within the diverse context of supervision, organization, teaching, and parenting. Raviraj enjoys his identity as a teacher of narrative ideas and practices for professional and community health workers across India. He is also part of Ummeed’s early childhood development and disabilities training program for community health workers.

Samriti Makkar Midha is a trained and practicing psychotherapist. She works in the area of self-development, emotional regulation, workplace issues, career growth, relationships, marriage, parenting, work-life balance and coping with critical situations. She has a strong theoretical foundation having done her B.A Psychology (Hons) from the University of Delhi and M.Sc. in Psychology (Clinical) from Christ College, Bangalore. She extends her experience to organizations by conducting sessions and workshops and has conducted over 500 work-life seminars focused on topical areas of personal and professional development. She is affiliated with leading Employee Assistance Providers (EAP), is on the panel of online mental health portals and has her own organization called POSH at Work which assists organizations in complying with Law against Sexual Harassment.
Samriti completed her Mental Health Training Program in the year 2017 from UMMEED and has been using narrative practices in her therapeutic work with clients.

World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) Congress

Raviraj Shetty has been selected to present at the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) Congress which is being held in Cape Town from the 21st to the 25th of May. The theme of the conference is ‘Connected in diversity: positioned for impact’.

Raviraj presented “The I’mPerfect Fathers’ Group: A gathering of fathers of children with disabilities”

He also presented a poster titled ‘Life in a Suitcase: Using Narrative Ideas to enhance participation of children experiencing marginalisation in preferred occupations.’

Monthly Narrative Gathering – May, 2018

We had our second Monthly Narrative Gathering on 12th May 2018!

We invited participants to join us for an interactive session where Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy (Developmental Pediatrician) and Dr. Bela Doctor (Pediatrician) who shared stories of their work around the theme – “Exploring narrative ideas in pediatric work and navigating between being the expert and collaborating with the expert family”.

Participants reflected on the positions the professionals take moving between being decentered and influential, and sometimes being centered, in the medical context.

CMHTP – 4 Block 2 Day 3

Day 3 of CMHTP-4 Block 2 saw the community workers exploring the skill of double listening and the Re-authoring Map, while lending in their own stories and know-hows about curiosity, being influential in conversations, meaning-making and brought in metaphors to make the ideas richer, more visible.

CMHTP – 4 Block 2 Day 2

Day 2 of CMHTP – 4 Block 2 continued with externalizing conversations through activities, discussions, which deepened understandings regarding the externalization map, especially in our participants’ work context.

We even had a surprise visitor! Self Doubt was in our midst and our participants asked questions to Self Doubt that helped them understand its tactics and operations.

CMHTP – 4 Block 2 Day 1

Day 1 of the CMHTP-4, Block 2 has begun!
We are excited and curious to explore this journey with our participants, our co-travellers in learning narrative ideas and practices.

The day began with reflections from the Block 1 and introduction of the externalizing map, which saw rich reflections from the participants.

The day further witnessed the ideas find home among the participants through their personal stories and the metaphors they brought in.

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