December 15, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
This presentation began with examining the contributions of the affective-discursive turn to the evolution of narrative therapy. The affective turn – as described by Gerald Monk and Navid Zamani- is concerned with the connection between the mind, brain, and body, and its connection to the language of feelings, intentions, and choices which is both discursive and non-discursive. The turn to affect pays attention to what is beyond language and the discursive and focuses on what is located within the body. We shared exemplars of the turn to affect by exploring non-linear practice: integrating EMDR and Somatic therapies with Narrative Therapy as developed by Lynne Rosen; as well, Ian Percy briefly consider ed some applications of ancient mindful attention skills to assist in recollecting, enacting and sustaining embodied and relationally-just affect.