The Wisdoms Project arose when we at Bouverie1 reﬂected together that we were potentially sitting on a huge storehouse of clients’ experiences that could be of interest to others who consult with the agency. Because we see so many families who experience a wide range of relational diﬃculties that are the eﬀects of injury, abuse, illness and discrimination, we became excited by the idea of creating an archive of clients’ wisdom narratives. Wisdom narratives, we believed, would tell the story of reconnecting to hope and well-being after traumatic and problem-saturated experiences. We were curious to learn what the eﬀects on our clients would be to have access to such a collection. Thus a research project was born (see Ingram and Perlesz 2004). We deﬁned wisdom as ‘understanding that arises out of experience and supports and prepares one for future related experiences through ongoing reﬂection and learning’. For the purposes of the project, a narrative was understood as a piece of writing that articulates or expresses the author’s thoughts, feelings, beliefs and experiences.