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A paper about Life Staging®
A paper on Life Staging® written by Maria Kjellberg Carlson and Helena Sandgren at the Education for Supervisors, University of Gothenburg , Sweden is published recently. Life Staging®. "When the words are not in the way". https://www.sfft.se/dokument/UppsatsKjellberg-Carlsson-Sandberg.pdf
After many years of experience as a supervisor I found myself less vitalized by hearing endless verbal descriptions, explanations and understandings of families and phenomena. I felt an urge to develop a format that could provide more vitality and movement, unexpected reflections, more of co-creation and emotional focus. Influenced by narrative and social constructionist ideas, narrative research and expressive formats I found words and tools to do so. The format has developed during the last ten years and started off as supervision in the dark, influenced by concepts as "the not-knowing- position" together with an insight in how professionals engage in the co-production of inscribing families and phenomena in thin stories. Through art, psychodrama and family constellations I got metaphors, a language and tools to bring forward the presence of non-verbal information, feelings and personal expression in the supervision group. The format takes us away from dominant knowing, seeing and hearing and invites professionals to listen and act on multiple voices and see beyond dominant prejudices. The format has an overall philosophy on which I’m writing a book about supervision. And probably, there will be another book about psychosocial work from the same philosophical perspective.
Below is an excerpt from the coming book; Lifestaging excerpts from the book eng.-4.pdf 153 KB