In Active Development
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. Many therapists are asking for integrative therapeutic resources and practices that engage narrative meaning-making and ethics while building on non-verbal embodied healing experiences. Please join Please join Lynne Rosen (Pasadena, California), Maggie Carey (Adelaide S. Australia), SuEllen Hamkins, (Northampton, Massachusetts) Laure Maurin (Bordeaux France) David Pare (Ottawa Canada), Ian Percy (Perth Australia), Navid Zamani (San Diego California) as they honor their narrative roots while bringing forward specific therapeutic practices that engage narrative meaning-making while cultivating healing embodied experiences. Through eight 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.