Our work with organisations aims to promote staff well-being and resilience and includes and is based on systemic and narrative approaches with an emphasis upon social values and cultural awareness.
- Facilitation, group and team development
- Culture change consultancy
- Large group events
- Executive coaching and leadership development
Integral to our way of working is involving participants at all stages in co-creating the process. This ensures that the work meaningful to them and applicable to their day-to-day lives. This is achieved through close attention to the language used by participants, taking care to ‘capture’ and ‘rescue’ their words and stories.
If you are interested in finding out how these ways of working can support your organisation or service please contact us. Our approach is to meet with you in the first instance to understand your requirements and then work with you to develop a bespoke package that meets your needs.
This process gives the client multiple perspectives from a team. The sharing of ideas unveils new possibilities for participants. The approach originated from the work of Tom Andersen, a Norwegian psychiatrist, influenced by post-modernism.
For further information please visit the Taos Institute and download Carsten Hornstrup’s Team Coaching and Reflecting Teams.
Outsider Witness Practice
A process of witnessing and responding to the preferred versions of participant’s stories, making visible the values and hopes that people bring to the conversation.
For further information please visit Narrative Practices and download Outsider-witness practices: some answers to commonly asked questions.
Collective Narrative Practices
Collective narrative practices build upon people’s connections with everyday lived experience so that nature, sports, stories, songs and histories are the starting point for conversations with the aim of helping participants to develop stories of strength and resilience. These ways of working can be used with groups of people across the age span and within many contexts including within therapy, schools and organisations.
For more information see our Narrative Group Work page or please visit the Dulwich Centre.
Appreciative Inquiry is the study and exploration of what gives life to human systems when they function at their best. This approach is based on the work of David Cooperrider who developed this model in the 1980’s together with his associates following a research intended to study physician leadership in a highly regarded medical centre in United States. Appreciative Inquiry is interested in the expression of participants’ views about ‘strength, wellness and quality of life.’