On the way to Brighton

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Next thursday and friday, the European Conference of Narrative Therapy and Community Work will take place in Brighton (see program here). And tomorrow and wednesday will be our friends Rob Hall, Shona Russell and Maggie Carey’s worshop on Exploring Narrative approaches to addressing men’s violence.

Four days doing narrative full blast and the privilege to work again with Rob and Shona and discover Maggie’s approach. What a great time ! This blog will report on a totally subjective and slanted basis of this week’s events. It will be translated the best I can into English for some international narrative community’s friends who are interested in what happens here. I will try also to transmit something consistent about the worshop on men’s violence as I know that many French practitioners, passionate by narrative ideas, couldn’t afford the trip to the UK, nor even the fees of Rob’s next week’s workshop in Paris. Speaking of this, many many thanks to the Coop RH and my fellow-members for having covered this trip.

One will appreciate on the hereabove picture, which shows the view from my, uh… jail at the University of Sussex, how precious it is at a time when summer and heat are rising high in France to rely upon the English weather to refresh one’s mind. More seriously, I find it exciting to see new initiatives croping up everywhere to promote narrative ideas, and narrative people of « second generation » emerging all over the world, investing a lot of new projects and new spaces.

An open and brotherly community, oriented towards sharing knowledges and cooperation. I will try to be up to this generous spirit and forward to you the maximum of what will happen here this week.


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