YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO CHANGE YOUR NARRATIVE
Have you ever felt stuck in a story you didn’t want to be in? I know I have. I can tell you there have been times in my life in which I felt as if something that happened to me or something I was going through had stolen the pen to the story of my life and was the thing in control of my future. I don’t believe I am alone in feeling this way. In fact, I know I am not.
CHANGE YOUR NARRATIVE
Change your narrative began as a conversation. As a youth worker for fifteen years, I frequently met with students about their struggles. A few years ago, two young women shared with me about a specific case of abuse. After several hours of counsel, I wrapped the talk by sharing how I believed in them. I remember telling them, “You have what it takes to change your narrative, you do not have to continue the story someone else wrote into your life. You have the power to walk the long journey of hope and find the restoration you deserve. Victim is not your nametag.”
HERE ARE THE TOOLS TO HELP YOU DO IT
When we feel overwhelmed or are asking, "What do I do?" about the tough spots in our life, we often are looking for inspiration. Change your narrative - the book - offers just that. But, inspiration alone is not enough. Instead, inspiration fuels us towards action steps. Thus, "I'm changing it" is the next step in your journey.
STEP 1 - CHANGE YOUR NARRATIVE
The key to change your narrative is to find the path. Change your narrative - the book - shares that process through easily accessible, actionable steps.
Whether you face a unique story, or your story includes one of our 8 key topics such as abuse, addiction, anxiety, bullying, depression, image matters, self-harm, or suicidal ideation. We want to come alongside of you and show you how to make the change. This book is your first step.
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STEP 2 - I'M CHANGING IT
Now that we have identified the path to wholeness with change your narrative - the book - let's learn how to process your story. No matter the topic you seek to shift, "i'm changing it" is our universal processing tool to help you learn how to write a new story through 20 actionable steps. Through interactive video-led discussions, exercises, and processing questions, we want to parter with you so you can say, "i'm changing it." and know what the journey looks like.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ON YOUR JOURNEY
We want you to know, first, that you are not alone. Second, we want to instill in you hope that there is a path to wholeness. Next, we want to give you key steps to help you get there. Both "change your narrative" and "I'm changing it" offer steps to guide you towards processing your story and making the change.
How to take back the pen
The fact victim is not your nametag
How to get out of the box
What it looks like to walk through the ugly, messy middle and overcome what holds you back
How to find your but then moment
How to explore the third option
How to define your why
What it means to schedule silence so you can process
And how to continue the adventure
CHANGE YOUR NARRATIVE EXPLORES:
EVERYONE FACES DIFFERENT STRUGGLES
While I can not identify personally with each of the topics of discussion we rally behind within change your narrative, I have spent a significant amount of time with those who represent them and know the power of directional guidance which specifically deals with the issues of abuse, addiction, anxiety, bullying, depression, image matters, self-harm, and suicidal ideation.
With that goal in mind, I have taken the original Change Your Narrative book and altered it so it addresses the needs of you may have as you look for a way to process a specific issue.
SUPPORTING THOSE WHO SUPPORT OTHERS
Have you ever felt helpless watching someone else be stuck in a story which breaks your heart? I know I have. The individual you care for deserves to be free of any past or present pain which holds them back or makes them feel stuck – and I would count it an honor to guide you and them through steps to process through it. There is wholeness out there for them – and I believe you have what it takes to point them in the right direction to find it and then be there for them through each step of courage along the path.
If you are looking to learn more about the struggle the individual you care for is facing, we invite you to check out our “what do I do” booklet series. Each booklet answers one question about one issue – and guides you, as someone who cares for someone who struggles, through specific topics.
Our team is rooting for you and hopes to support you as you offer the care and guidance to those who need it. We know your influence can mean all the difference in the world.
FREE RESOURCES AND TOOLS
In addition to our flagship books, change your narrative and I’m changing it, which helps individuals to process the stages of wholeness, we have also created a number of free tools and resources, including:
First steps cards
“How to” coaching pages
One page worksheets
And Resource guides for each of our primary issues.
Each of these are available for download.
We hope they support you or someone
you care for as you continue to shift the story.
READY TO CHANGE YOUR NARRATIVE
You may be asking yourself, "What do I do?" as you think about your own story. I believe you have what it takes to take back the pen and shift your story. Is it easy? No. But there is a path and I invite you to invest in yourself by seeking wholeness.