Ways of listening

Narrative listening

When I practice narrative listening, I pay attention to how our identities shape and are shaped by the stories they tell.  This involves listening to the content of the story being told as well as the ways in which that story has been and is being put together, including the relationships, life events and everyday situations, as well as the larger social systems and discourses that have a hand in it.  This also involves listening to the faint traces of other, quieter stories that are braided into the main story we are speaking at a moment, and that might hold specific hints of you – your hopes, dreams, values and wisdoms inside you – that we can weave together into a stronger, resilient base to support you.

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