Experiences create stories.
Stories create our identity.
Sometimes, those stories have unwanted or unhelpful parts, affecting our identity, and thus our lives. Narrative Therapy helps us separate our past experiences from our identity, allowing us to let go of those unwanted or unhelpful parts of ourselves.
Narrative Therapy is often very in-depth, which makes our environment of healing a perfect platform for its use. We utilize Narrative Therapy at The Bridge in the following ways:
This process allows us to explore our story in detail. Writing it down allows us to dig deep into our conscious and subconscious memory. We are able to:
Stories become our identity, even the unwanted parts. With the help of our group process and trained clinicians, we can step back from our stories and:
We can become stuck in our stories, which can feel very concrete and unchanging, making the problems and unwanted parts of those stories feel very concrete and unchangeable. Through the use of Narrative Therapy, we become un-stuck by:
Narrative Therapy has been found to be successful because it treats the client with respect and with a non-blaming focus. It also allows clients to be an active participant in their own stories, leading to emotional wellness.
For more information on this or any therapies we utilize at The Bridge to Recovery, or to see if our program may be a good fit for you, a loved one, or a client, please call us today.
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“ Honestly the Bridge taught me something I already knew but had to remember. I am so damn special, valid, and important. Everyone in my life saw it, but me. The Bridge just showed me how to look in the mirror to see for myself. ”
- Jewel, Alumnus