Jugaads, the ‘little’ doings

  A quaint and a colourful little book at a first glance, Jugaad is a storehouse of decolonized and unabashed knowledge about mental health by 14-young people between ages 14 – 19 years. It is a book carefully and collectively crafted by the young people that is rooted in their lived-experiences, and seeks to be…

Story-beings by Alfonso Diaz

In many ways, stories are similar to living beings: They seem to have their own interests. They compel us to share them and, once told, they begin to grow and change, often becoming longer, stronger and more elaborate.  Stories find each other, they intermingle, and multiply.  Stories need our attention to thrive in the world:…

Let’s Talk Narrative… with Jehanzeb Baldiwala

  Narrative Therapy India is resuming the interview series, as a way to bear witness to and archive the unfolding of Narrative Ideas and Practices in India. Our guest this week is Jehanzeb Baldiwala, a therapist, supervisor, trainer and part of Ummeed Child Development Center’s management team since 2004. She has aligned herself with narrative…

Picture books as a scaffold for externalisation

Picture books can serve as a wonderful way to externalise problems, not only for children but adults too. The illustrated stories help readers of every age, understand, explore and even encourage them to talk about the worries, and sadness around them. Many narrative practitioners use picture books for externalising problems  in their work with children,…

When Self-Doubt Visits

-Pooja Gate How Narrative Ideas helped me through my fellowship, and how can it help us to navigate the current pandemic? It is said that “your self-doubt does not define who you are or what you are capable of.” I understood what this meant more clearly only when I began facilitating Social Emotional Learning (SEL)…