September 18, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
How do we create a bridge between these paradigms practically, and philosophically, in ways that do not support interiority ideas and binaries of mind/body, inside/outside, thinking/feeling? How do we build a different kind of scaffolding to support clients in renegotiating their relationship with narratives that are experienced and expressed through the body? How can this integrative work help to deconstruct the “truth” status of trauma stories that become inscribed on the body and disrupt constraining patterns? How do we reconstruct memory in ways that opens up connection with new associations, subordinate stories, acts of redress, valued and preferred stances, and restored agency in living out meaningful lives? In working with clients who are navigating the effects of complex trauma, eating problems, and other problems that compromise relational living, Lynne has has come to appreciate what becomes possible when we work with the language of sensation, image and memory that she sees as constructed in relationship, yet often held privately. She has also witnessed how direct experience of sensations/images often become the enemy or perpetrator, making it difficult for clients to experience a visceral sense of safety and agency. She will show how she uses this integrative approach with a client who has been working narratively with her colleague Larry Zucker. Join us in exploring what the bridging of these paradigms can make possible for our clients.