The first course in our series builds on our deep respect for the evolution of Narrative Therapy while creating spaces for an interplay with other treasured approaches to working with people experiencing serious difficulties in their lives and relationships. Please join us as we honor our narrative roots while bringing forward specific therapeutic practices that engage narrative meaning-making while cultivating healing embodied experiences. Integrative work opens up possibilities for responding to habits of body, re-contextualizing dilemmas, engaging moral imagination, and re-populating lives in ways that support agency and movement toward preferences for living and relating. Through six lessons, we draw from philosophy and practices associated with The Affective Turn, bringing together understandings of rich story development, trauma and its effects, memory theory, attunement practices and applications of mindfulness, EMDR and somatic therapies. We strongly recommend taking this course before the second course in the series.. For an additional $25, registrants can earn 12 APA approved CE credits through Alliant International University.