The Narrative Health Program
Group consulting over 6 sessions
In person in Vancouver BC
Experience the power of community
The Narrative Health Program is rooted in the practice of Holistic Nutrition, where body, mind & spirit are addressed as an integrated system. The program includes an anti-inflammatory, elimination & reintroduction protocol combined with lifestyle modifications and mindset techniques. The program is based on the 4 ~ R principle. It is designed to provide people living with chronic conditions with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence to improve their health.
R - Remove
R - Replace
R - Reintroduce
R - Rebalance
You are not alone...
Working in a group creates a sense of community, a gathering of people who have similar struggles. Although your conditions may not all be the same, the challenges, trials & triumphs of navigating life with a chronic condition are relatable. The beauty & power of working in community with others lies in support, connection and accountability.
The Narrative Health Program begins with filling in forms, which will be e-mailed to you. These include a full intake form, a 3-Day journal & consent form. The group will then meet once a week for 6 weeks for guidance through the program. Although you will all be working from the Narrative Health Program template, you will receive a personalised nutritional protocol & lifestyle modifications regarding sleep, stress, movement & mindset. We will also work on self ~ inquiry through Narrative Mapping (see below), self ~ compassion and everyday techniques to manage anxiety & overwhelm. Weeks 2 ~ 5 include educational modules that include a mini-lecture with handouts.
Initial 1 - on -1 call ~ 20 minutes:
Discussion and questions around intake forms.
Session1 ~ 2 hours:
Narrative Mapping session (see below for more info)
Group discussion about the Narrative Mapping experience.
First actionable steps & handouts.
Session 2 ~ 2 hours:
You receive your individualised nutrition & lifestyle protocol.
The elimination phase explained
Action steps & handouts
Module 1: Healing the gut & why?
Session 3 ~ 2 hours:
Group feedback around your first week on the protocol.
Sleep, stress, movement, mindset
Introduction to Self - Compassion work.
Module 2: The Rain Barrel Effect
Session 4 ~ 2 hours:
Group feedback around your second week on the protocol.
Introduction to "Tapping" work. We explore Body Talk & Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as methods to address anxiety & overwhelm and mindset.
Module 3: The Nervous System & Chronic Conditions
Session 5 ~ 1 hour:
Group feedback around your third week on the protocol.
Re-introducing foods "What" "How" "When"
Module 4: The Importance of Nutrient Density & Variety
Session 6 ~ 1 hour:
Group feedback around your fourth week on the protocol.
How to navigate the way forward.
Body Scan guided meditation
The Narrative Health Program includes meal ideas & recipes. The meal ideas and recipes are designed around simple cooking methods and ingredients. They are easy to adapt, mix & match and repeat. The aim is to teach you a new approach to cooking that is manageable and jam-packed with nutrients.
You also receive assistance via e-mail within office hours for the duration of the program.
Nutritional & lifestyle Protocols with handouts
Meal ideas & recipes
Narrative Mapping session
Self - compassion work
Introduction to tapping techniques
Guided body-scan meditation
4 mini-lectures with handouts
Assistance via e-mail within office hours for the duration of the program.
What is Narrative Mapping?
Narrative Mapping is a technique I developed inspired by my training in Narrative Therapy with Stephan Madigan at the Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy. It is a practical written activity that journals your perception of your health journey. We look at the past, present and future of your journey in a creative and practical way, as a visual tool for recovery.