Have you ever taken a friend out to your favourite waterfall or creek or park? Somewhere you’ve been a hundred, maybe even a thousand times where you can name every branch, every crevice, every stone and of course, you know the way so well that you never sink into a hole or fall over a log. You know the history of the land and how the weather, the people and the fauna have impacted the landscape for good and for bad.
And then you’re friend notices something different. Something you don’t even see at first and maybe even insist is not there, but they point it out and it starts to shine. Something you can’t believe you have either missed for so long or thought had no significance. Well .. Narrative Conversations are just like that friend, uncovering and supporting you in recognising other parts of the picture when revisiting past events or building future options. Click here for a wonderful two minute visual intro to Narrative Therapy by Jill Freedman and Gene Combes.
I am Jedison Wells, Chief Facilitator, Counsellor and Bottle Washer at Hobajing Narrative Practice. I believe that we all want be included, and be of use. To ourselves, to family and to community, whatever those things happened to be for us. At the practice, we explore what it is that you want from relationships, from community, from work, from contribution and what behaviours and/or skills will get you there. My methods and tools are not new but my candid, pushy, hands on approach has worked for many and has fostered growth in environment, ambition, outlook and attitude.I deliver most of the Services myself unless a specialised consultant is needed, for instance a Health and Safety expert or a specific Country Elder.
Narrative Practice involves lots of questions and is delivered in person or live through skype or chatroom or text message, and offline by email, Slack or even a letter through the post. To get started you could click Offline, Online or Groups on the top menu or have a crack at some self support activities. Most questions about the therapy and the practice are answered on the FAQs page or if not, please ask me directly.
Regardless of the path you take, I’m glad you’re here.
Success and Failure are not real,
they are just results at a particular point in time.
And if you’re not getting the results you set out for, then work with me to change. That’s what Coaching, Counselling and Conversation is all about, managing change. It’s not scary or painful or difficult. It’s just a process that helps define now, later and the path in between. We’ll talk and explore and assess and research and revisit and do more of what does work and less of what doesn’t. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity though, the process takes commitment and guts and persistence and proper planning. I encourage you to try some of the free resources first to determine if the services are for you.