Online workshop: Story Activism & Personal Agency in the era of a Pandemic with Mary Alice Arthur

 

Narrative Walks

The Institute for Narrative Therapy and Community Work in Greece, in the context of its social response in a difficult period for each of us personally and also for our society, decided to organize a series of interactive online workshops, lectures, and discussions under the title “Narrative Walks”.

Narrative Walks will try to focus mainly on hot topics that can be addressed through the perspective of a narrative approach in the field of psychotherapy, community practice, organizations, and social responsibility.

We start with the idea that Narrative Walks are short in duration (usually half a day), host excellent professionals in their field from all over the world, are offered regularly with an affordable financial contribution, and will inspire, challenge, and create a field of constructive discussion and learning.

 

In the context of INT’s Narrative Walks

 

Interactive Online workshop

on

“Story Activism & Personal Agency in the era of a Pandemic”

 

 

 

with

Mary Alice Arthur

 

Story Activist, international steward of the Art of Hosting,

author of 365 ALIVE! Find your voice. Claim your story. Live your brilliant life.

 

Wednesday 2 June 2021, 

16:00 PM TO 20:00 PM

(Athens Greece Time)

 

Organized by:

the Institute of Narrative Therapy & Community Work – Greece

 

For information: www.narrativetherapy.gr,

6977-186936, 6955-103581, narrativetherapygr@gmail.com

 

FEES (via web)

– Until Friday 28th of May: 45€ 

– After Friday 28th of May: 65€   

For information about the payment method check below (C2)

 

WEB CONNECTION:
The event will be held via ZOOM. Look at the instructions below (C3). Connection link will be given to you the day before the online workshop.

 

See below:

  1. INFORMATION ABOUT THE ONLINE INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
  2. INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAINERS
  3. ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION
    1. Time
    2. Fees
    3. How to connect for the seminar- workshop
    4. Certification

 

Α. INFORMATION ABOUT THE ONLINE WORKSHOP – EVENT

 

In this very moment a multiplicity of stories are influencing your future. The stories we hold about the world — and especially whether we believe this pandemic time is a time of breakdown or breakthrough — create the reality we experience. They determine whether we see possibilities or problems together and what we will decide to do as a result..

So many of us have that feeling that the current ways we think and act about community, consuming, energy and the future of humanity are leading us into an even more challenging future. Things seem to be changing so fast it’s hard to keep up. In fact, sometimes our toughest conflicts are with people who say they are on the same team!

Our stories can hold us down, or they can lift us up. We live in a story, and that means we can change it. Change your story, change the world. It is as simple – and as challenging – as that.

A Story Activist is someone who works with the stories of people, places and things to discover and activate their greatest potential. Story Activist practices are the building blocks for taking strategic action.

 

Watch here what a story activist is:

 

There are five foundational practices for increasing our range of vision and capacity for engaging, leading to clarity on your own gifts and goals. The second set of five practices focus on creating the team and the deep personal focus at the core to making an impact. Together, these ten practices are a strategic call to vision in action.

In this short session we will work with the some of the practices to create a practical roadmap to a more thriving future.

 

How we will work

This will be a highly participatory and hands on workshop. Please come prepared with an area you want to focus on — a work or community challenge, career, life issue — what is most important to you right now? This will be your focus for the day.

Please also come prepared to share your stories, your questions and your gifts as we support each other to look for new perspectives, opportunities and places to apply what we’re learning.

 

Β. INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAINERS

 

Mary Alice Arthur is a Story Activist, using Story to help make positive systemic shift and for applying collective intelligence to the critical issues of our times. Her art is in creating spaces where people can find the stories that take them to their most flourishing future and building the capacity for participatory practice supports people to take back the power of their stories so they can make wiser choices. She is a sought after process consultant and event host, and an engaging speaker. As an international steward of the Art of Hosting (www.artofhosting.org) she teaches participatory practice around the world. Through THE STORY DOJO (www.thestorydojo.com , she is spreading the meme of Story Activism, supporting people to develop their skills and practice and engaging in leading edge conversations about the power and potential in our world. She is the author of 365 ALIVE! Find your voice. Claim your story. Live your brilliant life. www.365alive.org Mary Alice has lived all over the world and is currently trying to establish a new relationship with her suitcase. www.getsoaring.com .

 

C. ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION

 

c1. Time 

Wednesday 2nd June 2021, 16:00 PM TO 20:00 PM

(Athens Greece Time)

 

c2. Fees

– Until Friday 28th of May: 45€ 

– After Friday 28th of May: 65€   

You can pay via PayPal using the email narrativetherapygr@gmail.com.

Or you can deposit the respective registration fee to the IBAN GR54 0172 2280 0052 2806 9522 814 in Piraeus Bank (Greece)[Owner of the bank account is Institute for Narrative Therapy (Greece)]

Your place is reserved once you have paid.
After registering, please send an email to narrativetherapygr@gmail.com with:

  • a screenshot of the confirmation of your payment
  • your full name, profession, place of living, and a phone number just in case of urgent communication.

Once we receive your e-mail we will reply confirming your attendance at the online workshop.

 

c3. How to connect for the seminar- workshop

 

a)Please make sure that you have downloaded the latest version of zoom from here: https://zoom.us/download

b)Try to secure and join from a place where you have a good internet signal and sufficient bandwidth.

c)Use a laptop or computer if you can, because there are some features that do not work well or not at all if you are using an i-pad or your smartphone.

d)Check in your computer that the camera, microphone, and connected or integrated speakers are working well and test all of them in advance as they are necessary for the interactivity that we are inviting during the workshop.

e)Ensure you have good light conditions in the room from which you will connect, and you may want to avoid having a window behind you. Headphones could help prevent background noise.

You are invited to join 15 minutes prior to the official start of the meeting so that we make sure that everything works well technically.

Plan to come having cared for your needs. Bring something to drink or eat if you like. Close all programs/apps/windows on your PC/laptop, including your browser. It’s very useful to turn off notifications, alarms, cell phone ringers, and any other distractions. This is our precious time to be online together, to connect, share, listen to each other, and learn from and with each other.

You will get the ZOOM link the day before the workshop takes place.

 

c4. Certification

All participants will be given a CERTIFICATE.

 

 

 

 

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“Narrative Therapy with families and couples” with Mark Hayward

Web Event

Interactive open free of charge lecture

& Interactive training seminar/workshop

 

Narrative therapy with families and couples

 

with the narrative therapist and trainer

coordinator of the international narrative programs

of Dulwich Centre

 

Mark Hayward

 

Founding Director of the Institute of Narrative Therapy (U.K)

 

We

recognize

the person

by

recognizing

their

connections”

 

 

  • Open free of charge  – lecture 

Therapeutic work with families

Friday 21th of May, 5.00 p.m. – 7.15 p.m. (CEST)

6.00 p.m. – 8.15 p.m. (Greece Time)

English and Greek Language

 

  • Training seminar-workshop

“Narrative Therapy with close relationships (family and couples)

Saturday 22th of May 2021, 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m (CEST)

11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. (Greece Time)

Sunday 23th of May 2021, 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m (CEST)

10.00 a.m. -4.00 p.m. (Greece Time)

English Language

 

The event is organized by the Institute of Narrative Therapy & Community Work – Greece.

(It is an event that is in the context of the Greek Institute’s collaboration with Dulwich Centre)

 

The participants will have a certificate from Dulwich Centre of Narrative Therapy (Australia), the educational and therapeutic centre that co-created Narrative Therapy.

The seminar is recognized as part of the training that leads to the Narrative Therapist Certificate of Dulwich Centre and the Greek Institute for Narrative Therapy.

 

Apply for attendance of the free of charge lecture and / or the weekend training workshop by  sending an e-mail to narrativetherapygr@gmail.com and we will send you the link that will connect you with our ZOOM room in order to attend. (See details bellow).

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See bellow: 

  1. INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPEN LECTURE AND THE SEMINAR
  2. INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAINER
  3. ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION
  1. Time
  2. Fees
  3. How to connect for the free of charge lecture
  4. How to connect for the seminar – workshop
  5. Certifications and more support

 

  1. INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPEN LECTURE AND THE SEMINAR

 

  • Open lecture

Mark Hayward has worked as a family therapist with young people and their family networks for more than 25 years. In this open lecture-event Mark will show video from sessions over 4 years with a teenage girl and her mother. In the video abuse and trauma feature as well as the difficulties of separated families. Basic practices and ideas of Narrative Therapy will be discussed.

(A small part of the Friday Event will be spent in the presentation of the International Therapy Training Program that is organized by the Greek Institute and Dulwich Centre. The program leads to the Certificate of Narrative Therapy, by which the graduates are recognized as narrative therapists by Dulwich Centre, the centre that has created Narrative Therapy and it is part of the Master in Narrative Therapy of the University of Melbourne.)

 

  • Seminar

The workshop focuses on narrative work with relationships: parent/child relationships, couple relationships and family relationships.

On Saturday we will look at working with and thinking about children and their families. How do we help the family conceptualize the problem that bothers them? How do we help its members present to the family what is important to them? How do we help the family find sparkling moments that will support them in creating new ways of coping with problems? How do we support the family members go towards their preferred directions in life?

On Sunday we will look at problems in couple relationships and the particular ways that narrative therapy conceptualizes these issues and addresses them. This includes among other things how popular ideas about couples can contribute to problems and how we can help in deconstructing them.

In both days there will be presentations, exercises and video material to reflect on.

 

  1. INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAINER

Mark Hayward is a family therapist and a narrative therapist, tutor and supervisor. He has been working as a therapist for thirty years and teaching for twenty five years.

He is a founding Director of The Institute of Narrative Therapy and teaches widely around Europe and UK to Diploma Level. He has completed the International Post-Graduate Diploma in Narrative Therapy at Dulwich Centre, Adelaide, Australia, and published in journals in UK, America and Australia.

For many years he had been working as Head of Family Therapy Sector for the Health Service in Cornwall, UK, working with young people and their families until retirement. He now works in a Family Therapy agency in UK and as a faculty member of Dulwich Centre. He is the coordinator of the international narrative therapy training program of Dulwich Centre.

 

  1. ORGANIZATIONAL DETAILS

3.a. Time

– FREE OF CHARGE EVENT via web – open to the general public

Friday 21th of May, 5.00 p.m. – 7.15 p.m. (CEST)

6.00 p.m. – 8.15 p.m. (Greece Time)

(See below information about how to connect with us)

– SEMINAR – WORKSHOP via web

Saturday 22th of May 2021, 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m (CEST)

11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. (Greece Time)

Sunday 23th of May 2021, 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m (CEST)

10.00 a.m. -4.00 p.m. (Greece Time)

(See below about how to connect with us)

 

3.b. Fees

 – Open lecture fees: 0 euros

 – Weekend training seminar + workshop: 160 euros or 180 euros

    Subscription until 20th of May: 160 €

    Subscription after 20th of May: 180 €

          In order to subscribe, please deposit the amount to the

          IBAN GR54 0172 2280 0052 2806 9522 814 in Peiraius Bank (Greece)

[Owner of the bank account is Institute for Narrative Therapy (Greece)]

    Please also send a confirmation e-mail with your

   name, profession, place of living, telephone and e-mail in it.

 

3.c. How to connect for the free of charge lecture

  1. Send us an e-mail (at narrativetherapygr@gmail.com), in which you inform us about your interest in the open event.
  2. The day before the event, we send you the link, which will allow you to connect with us through the ZOOM platform.
  3. 15 minutes before the start of the open event, open the e-mail we sent you and click the special link and you will automatically be connected to ZOOM. We get connected 15 minutes in advanceto make sure everything is working properly with your connection.

 

 

3.d. How to connect for the seminar – workshop

  1. After paying for the seminar (see information above on point “C.b. Fees”), you send us an e-mail(at narrativetherapygr@gmail.com), informing us of your registration
  2. The day before the event, we send you the link, which will allow you to connect with us through the ZOOM platform.
  3. Download “Zoom client for meetings”from this link. It will take you a few seconds but please don’t leave it for doing it in the last minute: https://zoom.us/download
  4. 15 minutes before the start of the seminar, open the e-mail we have sent you, click the special linkand you will be automatically connected to ZOOM. We connect 15 minutes in advance to make sure everything is working properly with your connection.

 

 

In order to have a good time, enjoy it and make the most of it from our online seminar, we recommend the following:
• a) The most important 
😊: Make sure you are in a place where you have a good internet signal
• b) Use a laptop or computer if you can, because there are some features that do not work well if you are using an Ipad or your phone.
• b) Make sure your computer has a camera and microphone, as they are necessary for the interactive seminar
• c) Make sure you have good lighting in the room from which you will connect, without having a window behind you. Headphones can help prevent background noise

 

3.e. Certifications and more support

– All participants will be given a CERTIFICATE by the Institute of Narrative Psychotherapy & Community Practice and the Dulwich Center for Narrative Therapy of Australia.t

– The seminar is recognized as part of the training that leads to the DEGREE OF NARRATIVE THERAPY of Dulwich Centre and the Greek Institute for Narrative Therapy.

– The new participants will be given a preliminary EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL. Please register early so that we can send the material early.

 

 

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Online workshop: Photography and Narrative Therapy with Poh Lin Lee & Grace Gelder

        Narrative Walks

 

The Institute for Narrative Therapy and Community Work in Greece, in the context of its social response in a difficult period for each of us personally and also for our society, decided to organize a series of interactive online workshops, lectures, and discussions under the title “Narrative Walks”.

Narrative Walks will try to focus mainly on hot topics that can be addressed through the perspective of a narrative approach in the field of psychotherapy, community practice, organizations, and social responsibility.

We start with the idea that Narrative Walks are short in duration (usually half a day), host excellent professionals in their field from all over the world, are offered regularly with an affordable financial contribution, and will inspire, challenge, and create a field of constructive discussion and learning.

 

In the context of INT’s Narrative Walks

 

Interactive Online workshop

on

 

Photography and Narrative Therapy 

 

with

Poh Lin Lee

a Malaysian Chinese Australian social worker, narrative therapist, co-researcher of trauma, writer, teacher, film protagonist and creative consultant

and

Grace Gelder

a photographer, arts educator and PhD candidate based in the UK.

 

 

Saturday 24th of April 2021, 

16:00 PM TO 20:00 PM

(Athens Greece Time)

 

Organized by:

the Institute of Narrative Therapy & Community Work – Greece

 

For information: www.narrativetherapy.gr,

6977-186936, 6955-103581, narrativetherapygr@gmail.com

 

FEES (via web)

– Until Wednesday 21st of April: 45€ 

– After Wednesday 21st of April: 65€   

For information about the payment method check below (C2)

 

WEB CONNECTION:
The event will be held via ZOOM. Look at the instructions below (C3). Connection link will be given to you the day before the online workshop.

 

See below:

  1. INFORMATION ABOUT THE ONLINE INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
  2. INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAINERS
  3. ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION
    1. Time
    2. Fees
    3. How to connect for the seminar- workshop
    4. Certification

 

Α. INFORMATION ABOUT THE ONLINE WORKSHOP – EVENT

 

This workshop offers a personal exploration of three themes circling us both at the beginning of the year and in the global context of crisis and chaos. Narrative questions to invite us to articulate moments in our current lives and photography to transform experience into imagery from our living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens – shared or alone.

 

We will invite you (as a group) to witness people’s sharing in story and discussion (no images will be shared during the workshop) to appreciate and attend to diverse experiences spanning: culture, language, legacy, place, age, unique current circumstances. You will have time in the workshop to complete different creative invitations under the guidance and support of the facilitators. At the conclusion of the workshop people’s preferred personal photographs and significant stories/expressions will be formed into a collective document and sent to all workshop participants.

 

This workshop is not based on experience, expertise or ability. In the spirit of inclusivity all of you (including the many hats you wear) is invited to show up and participate.

 

What you need to bring:

Paper

Something to write/draw with

Camera or phone with camera

 

Furthermore,  during the workshop the participants will be invited to take photos. It is the participant’s responsibility to select images that they feel comfortable to be shared with facilitators, participants and the Institute of Narrative Therapy and Community practice, who may share at their discretion with the wider public. The facilitators will put all images submitted (with the participant’s preferred name clearly marked) into a collective sketches document.

The intention of the shared document is to visually map the workshop journey, offer a space for people’s images to be witnessed and the chance to witness the work produced in this collective space.

In order to participate in this please, sign the following document, attach and send it to narrativetherapygr@gmail.com.

Consent for Collective Photo Sketches Document

 

What people say…

Thank you for last night’s workshop. I can’t believe how thought provoking and gently, deeply authentic the whole process is. You hold the space with such poise and humanity and it’s seriously the loveliest zoom experience I have had this whole pandemic.”

I really enjoyed the experience of thinking and feeling with other media than words.”

“Got some fresh creative juices going for me. Encouraged me to pick up my camera for short bursts without it needing to be too cerebral with what the outcome is. Short burst exercises are quite liberating to be able to do small projects that take five minutes! Thank you!”

 

Β. INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAINERS

 

Poh Lin Lee

Poh is a Malaysian Chinese Australian social worker who brings together a thoughtful and intricate practice based on her experience and knowledge as a narrative therapist, co-researcher of trauma, writer, teacher, film protagonist and creative consultant.

www.narrativeimaginings.com

 

Grace Gelder

Grace is a photographer, arts educator and PhD candidate based in the UK. Her personal work explores themes that include heritage, hidden stories and performativity. Her facilitation work explores the use of photography in an arts and health context, often blending photography with other disciplines. Grace’s practice continually seeks to redefine the relational space between herself as photographer and those who are in front of the camera highlighting the ways in which process influences and shapes not only the images produced but people’s personal authorship and relation to their image.

www.gracegelder.com

 

C. ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION

 

c1. Time 

Saturday 24th of April 2021,

16:00 PM TO 20:00 PM ATHENS GREECE TIME

 

c2. Fees

– Until Wednesday 21st of April: 45€ 

– After Wednesday 21st of April: 65€   

Please deposit the respective registration fee to the IBAN GR54 0172 2280 0052 2806 9522 814 in Piraeus Bank (Greece)[Owner of the bank account is Institute for Narrative Therapy (Greece)]

Your place is reserved once you have paid.
After registering, please send an email to narrativetherapygr@gmail.com with:

  • a screenshot of the confirmation of your payment
  • your full name, profession, place of living, and a phone number just in case of urgent communication.

Once we receive your email we will reply confirming your attendance at the online workshop.

You can also pay via PayPal using the same email (narrativetherapygr@gmail.com)

 

c3. How to connect for the seminar- workshop

 

a)Please make sure that you have downloaded the latest version of zoom from here: https://zoom.us/download

b)Try to secure and join from a place where you have a good internet signal and sufficient bandwidth.

c)Use a laptop or computer if you can, because there are some features that do not work well or not at all if you are using an i-pad or your smartphone.

d)Check in your computer that the camera, microphone, and connected or integrated speakers are working well and test all of them in advance as they are necessary for the interactivity that we are inviting during the workshop.

e)Ensure you have good light conditions in the room from which you will connect, and you may want to avoid having a window behind you. Headphones could help prevent background noise.

You are invited to join 15 minutes prior to the official start of the meeting so that we make sure that everything works well technically.

Plan to come having cared for your needs. Bring something to drink or eat if you like. Close all programs/apps/windows on your PC/laptop, including your browser. It’s very useful to turn off notifications, alarms, cell phone ringers, and any other distractions. This is our precious time to be online together, to connect, share, listen to each other, and learn from and with each other.

You will get the ZOOM link the day before the workshop takes place.

 

c4. Certification

All participants will be given a CERTIFICATE.

 

 

 

 

 

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