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  • March 20, 2022 Collab Salon: Co-sparking Conversations Across Narrative Generations
     March 20, 2022
     4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Co-sparking Conversations Across Narrative Generations

with Peggy Sax (Vermont, USA), Akansha Vaswani (Seattle Washington,USA) & Trishala Kanakia (Kolkata, India)

March 20, 2022 Collab Salon: 4:00 – 5:30 pm NY time

How can we develop working relationships across narrative generations to become mentors to each other? What are some of the fresh ideas and different nuances persons from different generations are adapting to narrative practices from their cultural and historical contexts? This gathering brings together two narrative practitioners  in conversation across narrative generations. Akansha will interview Peggy Sax, a narrative therapist and Founder of Re-authoring Teaching and Trishala Kanakia, a fairly new narrative therapist and the Re-authoring Teaching Assistant. We hope to spark ideas about how narrative practices are being applied in diverse work contexts and also to highlight the fresh and different nuances each practitioner may bring in as they use the practices with their know-hows, wisdoms and adaptations. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

1. Share how narrative practices are being applied in diverse work contents by narrative therapists across generations.
2. Bring forward adaptations that mental health workers may make to contextualise  narrative ideas and practices for diverse contexts and times.
3. Invite the spirit of co-learning, sharing skills and wisdoms across narrative generations.

Video Recording of March 20, 2022 Collab Salon


Trishala Kanakia is a mental health worker, Re-Authoring Teaching assistant and co-founder of Ainaa, a safe space for mental health reflective workshops. She has done her Masters in Clinical Psychology from the Dept. of Applied Psychology, Mumbai University and is also trained in narrative therapy. She provides individual/group therapy sessions and workshops for children, adolescents, adults, and organisations, alongside working on mental health research projects. In her practice she hopes to create safe spaces for people to reflect and explore their preferred identities and ways of being.

She is an anytime chai, coffee and chit-chat lover. Trishala is a people’s person, but those who know her would definitely call her a dog person as she has had the privilege to care for three beautiful dogs in the past. She currently resides in Kolkata with her family.


Peggy Sax, Ph.D. (Middlebury, Vermont), is the founder and Executive Director of Re-authoring Teaching – the global learning community of narrative therapy practitioners, teachers, and enthusiasts that is represented on this website. Having apprenticed herself to narrative therapy since the early 1990s, Peggy also works in independent practice as a licensed psychologist, consultant, international teacher and trainer.  Over the years, Peggy’s mentors have helped shape who she is today. Working toward sustaining the future of narrative practice gifts her with a sense of gratitude to younger colleagues across narrative generations who teach her about new possibilities. This kind of co-mentoring is one of her favorite pastimes.


Akansha Vaswani-Bye, PhD, was introduced to narrative practices in Mumbai when she began working at Ummeed Child Development Center in Mumbai in 2010. Here she was also introduced to principles of family-centered care, early intervention, and community-based advocacy. Her interest in systemic change took her to San Diego State University where her studies in marriage and family therapy strengthened her commitment to developing clinical practice through the lens of de-colonizing, feminist, and postmodern practice. Her doctoral work at UMass Boston, focused on drivers of institutional corruption in psychiatry and solutions for reform, particularly the practice of deprescribing and rational prescribing grounded in informed consent. She is currently an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine where she works in supporting families/care partners impacted by psychosis and implementing family-to-family peer support programs. She also works at the Madison Clinic at Harborview Medical Center with people impacted by HIV.



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