• What is Therapy

    The Wing Chun of Psychotherapy

    This weekend, sitting at the foot of the Drakensburg, I decided to start re-reading “Maps of Narrative Practice”, by Michael White.  The book was a gift from one of my dearest friends and colleagues when I left Johannesburg.  As i started to read it, this time around I was struck by the correlations one could make between the life long study of Psychotherapy and my more recent commitment to practicing Kung Fu. Because of Michael White’s teachings, I have never had much of an affinity for overly structured therapy.  Michael was adamant that you could never determine your responses to people’s expressions of their troubles ahead of these expressions and…