briefly and offered a retrospective assessment of herself with a hint of
mockery in her voice, ‘…like a Soviet woman’. The consultation helped her to
recover, Īrisa told me, and see that losing a job was ‘well, a fall, but there was a
chance to stand up again’.
Right after this consultation, Īrisa signed up for several ‘competitiveness-raising’ seminars that the employment agent had offered. A 2-day class on fairy-tale
therapy left a particular impression on her. ‘It’s as if my eyes finally opened!’, she
exclaimed during one of our conversations. The key idea