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A New Look for VSNT.live and The BIG LIVE Narrative Therapy Conference

Updated: Aug 31, 2023

Hello Again Everyone.


This newsletter is a quick note to reveal two rather charming narrative therapy projects. Both have been long in the making and led by creativity, commitment, and community learning. Fairly cool to sit behind them.


A New Look for VSNT.live


“On behalf of the younger generation of narrative therapists, thank you!! I can’t believe what an incredible resource this is. We could spend the rest of our lives watching VSNT.live and still not run out of material. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say you’ve created a heaven on earth for narrative practitioners.” Laurie Markham - Co-author: Narrative Therapy in Wonderland. Los Angeles, California "VSNT.live provides me with the opportunity to connect whenever I want and wherever I am with narrative ideas, the development of narrative ideas over time, and specific issues. This immersion enhances an ongoing “dialogue” that expands my practice in this chosen practice framework.” Sophie Favre - Narrative Therapist. Geneva, Switzerland “I find VSNT.live to be an invaluable resource, that is full of great ideas and rich discussions which beautifully complement the trainings I have done at VSNT over the years. Not having much local community around narrative therapy ideas where I live, I find the teachers on the videos at VSNT.live to be warm, friendly, and rigorous in their goals of supporting excellence and innovation around this therapy practice.” Peter Bennett - Narrative Therapist. Portland, Oregon. “Be warned VSNT.live is highly addictive!! The last month I have been reading articles and watching videos and enjoying VSNT immensely! It is really satisfying to repeat something old, learn something new and through this process get a deeper understanding of narrative practice – because that is what is happening! I just love it!!" Elin Bjøru - Psychologist. Trondheim, Norway. VSNT.live is home to hundreds of one-of-a-kind workshop videos + live client sessions + therapist interviews + original workshop slides, handouts, transcripts ~ and taught throughout by the world’s most creative narrative therapists (1986-present.) Working alongside an truly honest and gifted site developer, the online narrative therapy learning platform VSNT.live was reimagined, refurbished, and redesigned. We took our time, 7 months in the making. The former version of VSNT.live eventually surrendered to a whole new look, speed, interactivity, and feel. On March 7th all that’s fresh is ready to go live.




The Big LIVE Narrative Therapy Conference


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In 1993, the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy hosted the first ever international narrative therapy conference. Since then VSNT has hosted a total of 21 international narrative therapy conferences.


So here we stand, thirty years later, and after tens of thousands of session room hours the VSNT teaching faculty + international guests bring you the next BIG Live Narrative Therapy Conference.


Conference Location: Hosted in Vancouver Canada, and located within the shared, unceded, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


Date: October 27-29, 2023


Presenter Workshop Proposals: If you would like to present at the 2023 conference, please send your presenter workshop proposals to Deb at – debcehak@gmail.com


This may feel a bit rushed, however if you are planning to submit a workshop proposal, please send proposal to us no later than March 21st. Thanks.


We will let you know if you have been accepted to present by April 4th.

Selected presenters receive free registration to the 3-day conference.

Presenter Proposals will need to include:


A Workshop Title + NO MORE than a 50-word workshop description.

Presenter bio not to exceed 50 words. Thanks.

Registration: Due to the beautiful conference space VSNT has chosen registration is limited to 200-220 participants.


If you know you are coming and would like to get a jump on registration but without knowing who or what the final presenter schedule is - please feel free to register here - now.



Ok that’s it for now.


Thanks so much and speak with you soon.


Stephen

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