My Response to Margarita’s ‘Friday Afternoon’: Positive Psychology and Narrative Practices

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My Response to Margarita’s ‘Friday Afternoon’ David Epston A response from David Epston to Margarita Tarragona’s Positive Psychology and Narrative Practices For more information see: ‘Friday Afternoon at Dulwich Centre’    www.narrativetherapyonline.com Click HERE for the full page article  Margarita, when I heard about your Friday Afternoon presentation and learned of its contents and provocative title, I

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Saying Hullo Again: Remembering Michael White

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Saying Hullo Again: Remembering Michael White David Epston Family Therapy Centre, Auckland, New Zealand  Photo by Ann Epston Click HERE for the full page article THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY Volume 30 Number 2 2009 pp. 71–80   (This contribution was a speech that David Epston delivered at ‘Remembering Michael’ at The Family Therapy

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Anti-Anorexia/ Anti-Bulimia: Bearing Witness

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Anti-anorexia/anti-bulimia: Bearing Witness DAVID EPSTON   Click HERE for the full page article Based on the Plenary Address to the Australian& New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders, Adelaide, 20th October 2006 Let me begin by telling the most remarkable anti-anorexic story I have ever heard, although I have heard my fair share. I first met

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Spellbound: The Coming of Anorexia

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Spellbound : The coming of Anorexia DAVID EPSTON   Click HERE for the full page article Anorexia/bulimia can exploit any number of circumstances in a young woman’s life thatå are disadvantageous to her. It promises her that by being faithful to the Anorexic regime not only will whatever has been disadvantageous be turned to her advantage;

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A Portrait of Betrayal

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A Portrait of Betrayal CAROLINE [20]   Click HERE for the full page article Some time ago, two entities tried very hard to become my friends. The both eventually succeeded, one almost constantly helping the other. They pervaded my thoughts and feelings to the point where I was simply exhausted, physically and mentally. These two

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Portrait of a Manipulator

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Portrait of a Manipulator RHONDA [17]   Click HERE for the full page article When anorexia first became my companion, she appeared a small, slightly subservient shadow. She didn’t seem that important in her own right. Overwhelmed by her side-kick, bulimia, anorexia seemed to not have a life of her own. She seemed such a

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Anti-Anorexia/Anti-Bulimia : An Essay

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Anti-Anorexia/Anti-bulimia: An Essay REBECCA [24] Click HERE for the full page article Anti-anorexia cannot be explained in theory. You have to experience it. The more you go free of anorexia/bulimia, the more you develop your own definition of anti-anorexia/anti-bulimia. Before I was able to externalise it, I thought Rebecca WAS bulimia. Because it was part

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