What is Narrative therapy?

What is Narrative therapy? Narrative therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping people understand the stories they tell themselves about their lives and experiences. The central premise of narrative therapy is that people create meaning and make sense of their experiences by constructing narratives or stories that shape their understanding of themselves and the world around them. Narrative therapy aims to help individuals identify the stories they are telling themselves and to explore how these narratives may be limiting their ability to live fulfilling lives. This approach emphasizes the importance of personal agency and empowerment, encouraging people to take an active role in re-authoring their stories in ways that align with their values and aspirations. Narrative therapy is often used to address a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. It can be used in individual, couples, family, and group therapy settings, and may involve a range of techniques such as exploring alternative perspectives, externalizing problems, and identifying unique outcomes.

Shervan K Shahhian

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