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,…

The Special Something

Presenting from A Room Full of Stories, 2016 – The Special Something. Jehanzeb Baldiwala and Raviraj Shetty (both thought partners and colleagues at Ummeed Child Development Center) are co-authoring a book called ‘The Special Something’. The Special Something is a collection of stories that intends to honour and celebrate ‘little’ special things that parents do…

Let’s Talk Narrative… with Vibha Krishnamurthy

Here’s Narrative Therapy at India, introducing the interview series, as a way to bear witness to and archive the unfolding of Narrative Ideas and Practices in an individual’s journey. Freedman and Combs once said, “Speaking isn’t neutral or passive.  Every time we speak, we bring forth a reality.  Each time we share words, we give…

One year since A Room Full of Stories

It’s been a year ever since A Room Full of Stories – The First International Narrative Therapy Conference has come alive and seen a community of Narrative practitioners from diverse cultures, contexts of work and countries, joined together by the commitment of respectful ways of working with people. Looking back today, it was an enriching…