Reclaiming Lives From The Effects of Trauma
December 10 @ 1:00 pm – December 11 @ 4:00 pm
The effects of trauma bring many people to therapy. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience, Jill will invite participants to explore an approach to deconstructing problematic life stories coloured by trauma and authoring alternative, preferred stories. The work will be grounded in the narrative metaphor and involve using narrative practices. Participants will have the opportunity to witness the work through videotape example and to try out practices through carefully constructed exercises.
The main examples will focus on domestic violence, but the discussion will expand to include terrorism, war, forced relocation and discriminatory practices. Most of Jill’s experience is in therapy contexts but also includes community work with victims of trauma.