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October 10, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC As we in the U.S. move through the presidential debates and closer to election day, the power of story and the need for narrative healing are ever more compelling – here, and around the world. The first two principles of Narrative Health
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September 26, 2016 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC and Reggie Marra, MA, ACC Our colleague John Stoddart wrote the words “Coaching and Healing” atop one of a dozen or so blank posters hanging from a conference room wall back in April 2012. Nine of us chose to join him to
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June 23, 2016 By Reggie Marra Sentence length impacts our attention, breath and understanding as we read. Sentence complexity, which emerges amid the maze of sentence length, diction, punctuation, metaphor, imagery, content and reader capacity, provides the sentence with a unique rhythm and sound – each of which is affected
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May 16, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC A traditional narrative arc – whether onstage, onscreen or on the pages of a book – often includes an exposition, in which we learn some background information about what has happened already – a pre-story or prequel, if you will; followed by
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April 20, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC Diction refers to word choice as we’re using it here, and not to the expanded meaning in which it connotes a style of speech that results from a combination of accent, inflection and tone – i.e. someone’s diction is deemed “good” or
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March 24, 2016 Listen to Dr. Joel Kreisberg and Reggie Marra discuss the four principles of Narrative Health Coaching and the importance of allowing the Narrative into the process of Health Coaching. Interview Transcript Related Post Application of Narrative Healing in Coaching The Healing Topic – Part 2 Narrative ‘Tradecraft’
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January 25, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC To revise, or re-vision, is to see again where our healing narrative wants to go. While revision is often considered a close cousin of editing and proofreading, each of which does involve a distinct type of “seeing again,” a true re-visioning has
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December 21, 2015 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC While it may be true that an image or picture can be worth a thousand words, in our less quantitative approach to narrative healing, an image is that which the words bring to mind – the picture that the words conjure for
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November 22, 2015 With Reggie Marra, MA, ACC & Dr. Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC Have a great holiday and join us December 2nd for Vital Conversations with Robert Kegan, Phd Interview Transcript Related Post The Healing Topic – Part 2 Preface to Coaching And Healing Engaging the Disturbing Story  Narrative ‘Tradecraft’
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November 15, 2015 By Reggie Marra, MA, IMC, ACC Perspective, or point of view – which I’ll use synonymously here, colors how we experience everything, and in many ways is the foundational element with which we work in our Living Poems, Writing Lives course. We engage various “tools” as both
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