A SHORT HISTORY OF THE NARRATIVE MOVEMENT IN PSYCHIATRY AND MENTAL HEALTH
The stories we hear as children are captured forever within our nervous systems. These stories contain information about the meaning of our lives, what value we have, what is respectable and what is not, what is ethical and what is not, and how to behave in all the situations we encounter. This is why psychiatry is the science of stories and storytelling, because our social interaction is fully storied. Stories guide us all the way.
I will go further and argue that stories (and the social relationships in which they are told) shape our brains....