Today we created a ‘Family Alliance’ because we’re stuck in the house together, for an unknown amount of time. It’s a technique I use in therapeutic writing groups, an agreement between all the participants as to how we are going to work together to keep things safe and therapeutic. Sometimes I already have some guidelines drafted as a starting point – things like confidentiality, awareness and respect. I often use CARE as the skeleton, it seems appropriate.
This is what our family alliance looked like:
Maybe you’d like to have a go at doing something like that with your own family/ housemates today? It might be a useful starting point for working together over the weeks to come.
Take care of yourself.