Introduction to resources

Tracing Autonomy is not a form to fill in, but instead offers a systematic way of reflecting on practice that is appropriate, efficient and focused.

Tracing Autonomy offers:

- A 4-step process that can be tailored and adapted to practice and in relation to the person you are working with.

- A workshop that brings together theory and practice, learning through an embodied creative experience.

Autonomy is an ideal of a good life for human beings. The autonomous individual is the author of their life. They decide for themselves what is valuable, and live their life in accordance with that decision.

Autonomy is a relational ideal. The autonomous life is not isolated or self-sufficient. It is lived through supportive and reciprocal relationships with others, and with society in general.

Autonomy is an ideal that can be realised in many ways. It recognises the truths of neurodiversity and differences in people's physical and mental capacities. Individuals decide for themselves how to self-author given the parameters of their own lives, and their own values.

That is why this is not a blueprint, but an invitation for reflection about the different ways we can support autonomy.

Please download and adapt the resources below. We'd love to hear your feedback and experiences.

Download Tracing Autonomy Framework

This resource outlines the key ideas relating to autonomy and reflective practice.

Download Tracing Autonomy Workshop

This resource outlines the creative methods used to reflect on autonomy and practice.