A very interesting evening, yesterday, for the second Centre for Narrative Leadership workshop in London. Geoff Mead and Judith Hemming took a select group of us through an experiment in combining traditional storytelling and systemic constellations.
The basic principles of this combined approach was to allow the archetypal themes, characters and energies that emerged in each of us after hearing a traditional Norse story, to suggest to us, chapter by chapter, metaphorical advice to a problem owner who had just described an intractible business problem to us.
The outcome was a rich and varied stream of new insights, pertinent advice and a greater understanding of both the problem and the traditional story. Geoff has recently published a detailed explanation of the method and the complete story here.