Narrative Therapy

Definition

Narrative therapy is a way to help people reorganize the stories that define their lives into stories that are more comfortable and compassionate. It is a kind, collaborative approach to counseling that can help people change their perceptions of themselves and the world around them. The secret of narrative therapy is that by changing the story a person tells themself, they can change the way they feel and behave.

Key Things to Know About Narrative Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy was developed in the 1980s by Michael White and David Epston. (Source)
  • One of the most basic therapeutic principles in narrative therapy is that human beings are essential storytelling beings who find meaning and healing through telling stories

What Does Narrative Therapy Treat?

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • Grief
  • PTSD



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