Narrative Therapy

Narrative approach to therapy and community work is concerned with the stories of human lives told in a ways that makes people and communities stronger.

Narrative Therapy says: "A person is not a problem; the problem is a problem" so the conversations try to be made in a way that externalizes the problem from the person.

To a great extent, therefore, at the meetings of Narrative Therapy, you will, as usually said, decolonize the stories of your identities.

The foremost focus of the encounter of narrative practices is the choice and maintaining of the identity of a person or a group; the strengths and abilities of an individual or community; values, intentions, dreams, perseverance of a person or a group; key memories and relationships a person has or that are present in the community.

Narrative Therapy also emphasizes that people are "meaning makers", and therefore through telling and re-telling of stories person reviews the meaning s/he seeks in her/his experience or its description.

Narrative therapy explores social and personal constructs and the way people use it within the language that describes those experiences.

When listening the descriptions of experiences, narrative practitioners prefer to follow and support the terminology of a person rather than an expert theories of an individual or a disorder. However, they are taken into account as one of the possible versions of a description of a particular experience.

The best expert of their own life, in the end, are always considered to be the persons alone.

The context of life is very important in narrative practices and is carefully explored and traced through stories of personal experiences emphasized by landscapes of action and by landscapes of identity.

Narrative Therapy encounter seeks to thicken the stories of one's own experience and move from single-storied to multi-storied versions of these experiences.

Narrative conversations are aware and equal co-creation of all persons involved where, through the support of multi-storied identities, the archeology of hope, as narrative practitioners like to say, is implemented and applied.

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Narrative Practice in „Betula“ is conducted in three languages: Croatian, English and German.