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Paul Browde

Lecturer; Guide and Storyteller, Encounter Centred Couples; Co-Founder, Narativ, Inc.

Paul Browde attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and trained as an actor at the Drama Studio London. He completed residency training in psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and has run his own narratively informed psychiatric practice in Manhattan for the past twenty years. He leads workshops for couples, teaching them how to communicate from a place of connection.

He founded, along with Murray Nossel, the company Narativ Inc., which aims at transforming individuals, teams, and organizations through the simple, timeless, and universal art of storytelling. He has led and participated in several projects with the Open Society Foundations, teaching storytelling as an advocacy tool to grantees in Africa and Eastern Europe. He has taught the Co-Constructing Narratives course in the Narrative Medicine Masters' Program for the past seven years.

Dr. Browde is co-writer and co-performer of Two Men Talking, a storytelling performance that has been produced in theaters internationally, including South Africa, on the West End of London, and Off-Broadway in New York City. Two Men Talking has been critically acclaimed in The New York TimesThe Guardian, and The London Times


  • M.B.B.Ch., University of the Witwatersrand