Restorying Our Lives: Personal Growth Through Autobiographical Reflection (Praeger, 1997)
With a comprehensive bibliography on the narrative approach in the human sciences, plus numerous examples that illustrate the enticing theoretical perspective at the book's core, this work constitutes a valuable resource for anyone curious about the dynamics of continuity and change or restorying in both their own and other's lives. It appeals to a broad range of readers from social workers to gerontologists, from psychotherapists to memory theorists, from spiritual directors to health care providers, and from professional philosophers to individuals involved in self-exploration.
“By grounding the idea of storied lives in the ... field of narrative psychology, Kenyon and Randall attempt to show that each of us responsible for the story line we give to the past and, therefore, to the sense of meaning we give to everyday experience. ... Understanding the complex ways we perceive others’ and tell our own stories is the chief purpose of Kenyon and Randall’s book. ... Restorying Our Lives provides a valuable overview of the benefits of discovering the novelist in ourselves and others, along with guidelines for attentive listening and story making.” (Ronald Manheimer, Canadian Journal on Aging)
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This is an amazing resource for anybody wanting to do good work with storytelling and recrafting of stories.