Travelling down the neuro-pathway: Narrative practice, neuroscience, bodies, emotions and the affective turn — David Denborough


In recent times, a complex interplay of factors has led to the social sciences grappling with neuroscience, affect/emotion and embodied experience in new ways. This paper engages with the following four questions: How does narrative therapy fit with neuroscience? How does narrative practice engage with emotion? How does narrative practice relate to the affective turn? How does narrative therapy engage with the body/somatic experience/embodied experience? Throughout this paper examples from Michael White’s therapy practice and contemporary examples of collective narrative practice are discussed.