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Why Bother with Bowen Theory? Three Failures on A Couch Video Series Episode 1

Why Bother with Bowen Theory? Three Failures on A Couch Video Series Episode 1

April 16, 2019

The faculty of Navigating Systems continue their irreverent conversations titled:
Three Failures on a Couch.

Rave reviews from their first video blog titled “Three Failures on a Couch” prompted the faculty of Navigating Systems to continue their dialogue addressing real world application of Bowen Family Systems Theory to family and professional life.
Why Bother with Bowen Theory ? is the first of the three part video blog series. Using personal experiences and a systems perspective the conversation informs and teaches in a light hearted manner as it addresses challenging topics and the participants’ effort to be more of a self in their relationship systems.

How Bowen Theory Applies to Our Personal Lives Episode 2

How Bowen Theory Applies to Our Personal Lives Episode 2

April 16, 2019

The faculty of Navigating Systems continue their irreverent conversations titled:
Three Failures on a Couch.

Rave reviews from their first video blog titled “Three Failures on a Couch” prompted the faculty of Navigating Systems to continue their dialogue addressing real world application of Bowen Family Systems Theory to family and professional life.

As the author Annie Lamott relates “there is nothing outside of yourself that will help in any way, unless you are awaiting an organ; you cannot buy it, or steal it, or marry it; this is the most horrible truth".

This second conversation relates how each person addresses the opportunities to be more of a self in their family and work relationships. Sometimes successful, often a continuing work in progress, each effort provides ways to evaluate and consider new strategies for the listener to become more of a self.

What is Navigating Systems’ Training Program and What is it Trying to Accomplish? Episode 3

What is Navigating Systems’ Training Program and What is it Trying to Accomplish? Episode 3

April 16, 2019

The faculty of Navigating Systems continue their irreverent conversations titled:
Three Failures on a Couch.
Episode 3: - What is Navigating Systems’ Training Program and
What is it Trying to Accomplish?

In the third video in the series, the three colleagues discuss their focus on training other interested individuals in Bowen Family Systems Theory.

This discussion explains the intentions and strategies for increasing one’s ability to observe systems and increasingly act for self in the midst of automatic relationship functioning.

Rave reviews from their first video blog titled “Three Failures on a Couch” prompted the faculty of Navigating Systems to continue their dialogue addressing real world application of Bowen Family Systems Theory to family and professional life.In the third video in the series, the three colleagues discuss their focus on training other interested individuals in Bowen Family Systems Theory. This discussion explains the intentions and strategies for increasing one’s ability to observe systems and increasingly act for self in the midst of automatic relationship functioning.

Tales from Older Sisters - Examining Sibling Relationships

Tales from Older Sisters - Examining Sibling Relationships

October 2, 2018

Three oldest sisters come together to discuss the impact they had on their siblings and what their siblings contributed to their own life course. Walter Toman's conceptualization of sibling position with all things being equal is examined. Murray Bowen stated that the family emotional process created variation in sibling position. Tales from Your Oldest Sister highlights the experiences of three oldest sisters and the impact of the family emotional process on sibling relationships.

Dying to Talk about Death by the Dead Mother Club

Dying to Talk about Death by the Dead Mother Club

July 8, 2018

Navigating Systems Faculty, Kathy Wiseman, Priscilla Friesen, and Andrea Schara sit down to discuss the dying process from a systems perspective. 

3 Failures on a Couch - April 2018

3 Failures on a Couch - April 2018

April 19, 2018

Navigating Systems faculty members Priscilla Friesen, Andrea Schara, and Kathy Wiseman sit down and discuss the challenges of thinking systems and building capacity.  Calling themselves 3 Failures on a Couch, they discuss their work on selves over a combined 120 years. 

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