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By exploring the history and effects of these unique experiences quality 80 mg propranolol cardiovascular institute of new england, we reconnect the couple to resources that often have become dormant due to the escalating strength of the problem discount 40 mg propranolol otc cardiovascular system and hormones. The following questions seek to make visible unique experiences that contradict problematic ways of relating: "I understand that Sorrow is currently in the driver’s seat for your rela- tionship. What would you call this quality that enabled you to sidestep Manipulation’s influence? How do these new descriptions alter the stories the couple holds about their partnership? We also look for evidence of experiences, intentions, and people that support the couple’s new path. Identifying this evidence from the past and imagining how it might evolve into the future adds density to the emerging story, as evidenced by the following questions: "You mentioned Collaboration as a recent re-discovery. Is Collaboration more indicative of your preferred way of relating with your partner? This may take the form of letter writing or having outside members of the couple’s community par- ticipate in a therapy session. We also create communities of support by invit- ing others to share their past successes (in taking their lives back from certain problems) with couples currently struggling with similar problems. The following questions invite the couple to consider ways of expanding their community of support: "Would you be interested in hearing about strategies that other couples have used in coping with Suicide? If you could carry your grandmother with you as you risk having this conversation with Bill, what difference might that make? Partners often come into our offices engaged in monologue or in ways of relating that restrain genuine listening. Clinical theories tend to focus on improving speaking skills, while paying less at- tention to forces that restrain the listening process. Like the construction of music, dialogue exists in a space that allows for the participation of many voices. This requires openness to expressions from the other, which transports the conversation to a place it hasn’t been before. When restraints to listening dominate, new perspectives are not in- tegrated into the conversations. Or one might be fitting the partner’s ex- pressions into a framework that’s congruent with one’s own beliefs, ideas, and assumptions. Conversations can open space and generate possibilities or close down space and limit options for moving the dialogue forward (Chasin et al. Following are examples of how some of the ideas used by the Public Con- versation Project in their work fostering dialogue between polarized groups around divisive issues (Chasin et al. Concepts from the Winslade and Monk (2001) text on narrative me- diation are also reflected in the following practices. In the first session, the conversation makes room right at the start for a broader context of understanding the partners present, in this case, Lisa and Ian. We begin by inquiring about what the couple imagines might move their relationship forward, underscoring our interest in the many orches- tral instruments capable of contributing to the richness of their music: Narrative Therapy with Couples: Promoting Liberation 167 What is your hope for what therapy will be able to provide for your relationship? The question itself assumes a direction of possibility for the couple, which is distinctly different from the question: What is the problem? STRUCTURE OF THE THERAPY CONVERSATION Out of respect for the subjective experiences and stories that Lisa and Ian have about their relationship, they are each invited to participate in a one- on-one interview with the therapist. It is explained that while one partner speaks, the other will be asked to witness this interview from a listening position. The listener may be asked to notice anything that captures the at- tention, is new information, or which may be surprising to hear. The pur- pose of this structure is to encourage reflective listening while discouraging interrupting or forming rebuttals while others are speaking. When multiple issues are discussed in a first session, couples are asked to take a few minutes and think about what might be most useful to discuss first. It is sometimes helpful for couples at this juncture to consider naming the project that they will be addressing. This invites partners into some agreement as to the joint project that will be constructed in the space be- tween them. Lisa and Ian decided to work on restoring Calmness to their relationship: "You both talked about missing the presence of Calmness in your rela- tionship.

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