Brief Description of the Series
Narrative practices have evolved in many ways over the decades in response to changing professional, social and cultural contexts. The founders of the Narrative Therapy approach, the late Michael White and David Epston, gave voice to the hope and intention that we would continue to try out different modes of inquiry, come up with new practices, and integrate these cherished ways of being with people that fit with our own local experiences and socio-political contexts. Now, the affective turn- as described by Gerald Monk and Navid Zamani -invites us to explore the mind, brain, and body, and their connection to the language of feelings, intentions, and choices. The Turn to Affect pays attention to what is beyond language and the discursive, focusing on what is located within the body.
Many therapists especially the younger generation of narrative therapists are asking for integrative therapeutic resources and practices that engage narrative meaning-making while building on non-verbal embodied healing experiences. What began as one of our 12 Hot Topics for the New Decade has now become a new series exploring how Narrative Therapy can honor history while bridging with other embodied approaches.
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