Rachel Marfleet, Clinical Psychologist (London)
Collective Narrative Practice: Sharing Photos to tell a story about what is important to us
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- Share a recent photo (for example, one of the last 5 photos on your phone)
- Share the story of this photo – rich description!!
- When was it taken?
- Who was there?
- Where were you?
- How/What were you feeling/thinking at this time?
- Why did you take this photo?
- Why did you choose to share this photo?
- What do you like about it?
- What pleases you to look at this photo and to share it?
- Does this connect with something of importance to you in your life?
- Does this connect to something of importance to you in your work?
- What is the history of this value…?
- Who else might know about the importance of this value?
- Who might be least surprised to know of it’s importance to you?
- If we could look at you through that person’s eyes what do you imagine they would appreciate about you? Why do you say this?
- Into the present and the possible
- If you continue to see this version of you, and make it more significant in your life, how might it help when faced with challenges (personal or professional)?
- How might this conversation contribute to further developments in your practice?
- How will you stay connected to this value (despite the current context/ challenge of Covid-19)
- What other photos might you be looking to take? Why?
Outsider Witness Practice:
- What stood out for you? Choose specific words
- What Image did this bring to mind?
- Why has this resonated for you?
- Where has this taken you to – what might you be more connected to now?
Checking for further connections
Check back with the person sharing their photo – what has it been like for them to hear the OWP, what has it been like to take part, what might this make more possible/more possible to know?