How Personal Issues Arise - A Narrative Therapy ViewA narrative is a person's story about their life. It influences their identity, relationships and experiences. Problems are a part of life. They result from the norms promoted by culture and society. When a person thinks, feels and acts in ways contrary to the norms, confusion, distress and a sense of failure follow.
Three Narrative Therapy Concepts about the Mind
- A person?s concept of a problem, rather than a psychological issue, blocks change
- When a person is upset, a problem saturated narrative dominates
- A narrative can be self fulfilling and self reinforcing