The narrative model extends the opportunities for understanding the subjectivation process all along our life span. This paper discusses the act of narrating oneself in everyday life and in a clinical setting, as well as the function of narrating one’s story and the modes through which a person, consistently with her identity, builds her own life story and also how that story affects her identity. A circular causality that edits a diachronic autobiography pivoting on memories and on encoding and mnestic reactivation systems. A dynamic story, flowing and changing, subjective and personal, the product of a re-reading or reconstructing in time one’s experiences in time. But when the "film editing machine" stops and the story is read but not reread, what stops the machine and produces time gaps in inter nal time? What causes life span to go in slow motion and determines psychopathological frames? The devices of time philosophy - considering intrapsychic time as one of the possible observers - can be the toolkit that helps a clinician to frame the correlation between the perception of the internal time flow and of consciousness.
Keywords: Narrative, autobiography, subject’s story, memory, temporality, time-consciousness relation