NEW! Reminiscence Online – Training Course

£120.00£140.00

Reminiscence Online – Introduction to Reminiscence

Join us on this NEW Online Reminiscence training course – for anyone interested in reminiscence techniques and delivery.

We will run this over two workshop sessions on the following dates –

Wednesdays on 27th April & 4th May 2022

10am-1pm

These training session will offer an overview of reminiscence work. It will include a brief background to the subject and will consider the benefits to be derived by both the people who reminisce and those who listen.

Booking now! (We have a 6 person minimum for this course)

£140 Standard / £120 Concession *

(Concessions on proof of status – Students, Unwaged or on Low Incomes (in receipt of Benefits) * Concessions only available for individuals (not groups/organisations).
 
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Description

Reminiscence Online – Introduction to Reminiscence

Training course

Join us on this NEW Online Reminiscence training course – for anyone interested in reminiscence techniques and delivery.

Sessions will take place for this course on the following dates:

 

Dates to be confirmed

 

Following workshop one, an optional task and reading will be set for participants. Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will be providing support to course participants between each workshop.

 

PARTICIPANT LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the conclusion of this course, and on successful completion of the activities and exercises, you will have achieved the following main learning aims:

  • Knowledge of the key characteristics of reminiscence activities
  • Awareness of varied personal and social benefits that can be achieved by participants
  • Understanding of the principles of good practice in reminiscence work
  • Understanding of the role and responsibilities of the facilitator in reminiscence groups
  • Understanding of how reminiscence can be used to foster the creativity of participants
  • Knowledge of a range of activities linking reminiscence with writing, visual arts, drama, music and different crafts
  • Use resources, photos and artefacts in reminiscence delivery
  • Increased confidence in delivery of activities
  • Group working skills
  • Confidence to facilitate reminiscence activity sessions
  • Skills to plan and facilitate reminiscence activity sessions

The training provides an overview of reminiscence work and introduces the basics in relation to planning and structuring reminiscence activity. 

 

Session breakdown:

Workshop One

In this first workshop we will explore what is meant by reminiscence, both in the  heritage and community arenas, and determine the criteria for best practice. We will evaluate the strengths of reminiscence as a tool, along with any potential challenges that should be considered and also find useful resources to incorporate.

We will examine how to begin to develop an reminiscence project from scratch and ask the questions that will elicit the richest responses.

 

Session plan

10:00 Introduction and discussion

10:15 Reflect on importance of reminiscence work: The principles of activity, reminiscence therapy and cognitive stimulation theory (including dementia)

11:00 Reminiscence resources: Where to get them – Where to access activity materials and resources

12:45 How to use them – Using reminiscence materials to facilitate therapeutic discussions

13:00 Finish

 

Workshop Two

In this workshop we will explore reminiscence techniques, develop course participants’ understanding of their role as a facilitator and the skills and techniques they could use to manage their groups successfully, managing expectations, explore active listening, and learn the importance of taking an ethical approach when working with reminiscence.

We will examine how to construct sessions and project plans which incorporate reminiscence, as well as provide the opportunity for participants (in pairs) to plan and deliver a short reminiscence session.

The course is exploratory and will cover any particular areas of concern people have. Participants will get the chance to discuss experiences and ideas and ask questions about this discipline.

 

Session plan

10:00: Reminiscence Techniques: A wealth of useful ideas for activity sessions

14:30 Reminiscence work: Developing themes – How to prepare activity sessions

15:30 Exercise – write your own activity session

Feedback & Evaluation

13:00 Finish

 


Introduction to Reminiscence – The course brought together a whole range of info about planning, group dynamics, resources, techniques for evaluation and final product. Course participant

 

 

We are also happy to offer post course help and consultancy as an extra to this training. If so, please get in touch. We are happy to help with any of the following:

  • Starting up an Reminiscence project
  • Advice on funding applications and equipment
  • In-person 1 & 2 day Reminiscence training
  • Oral history training
  • Oral history editing
  • School heritage projects
  • Making personal or family recordings
  • Creating a life history book

 

 

 

Course Structure

Course Structure

In addition to the stated aims, this course is exploratory and will cover any particular areas of concern people have. Course participants will get the chance to discuss experiences and ideas.

Session breakdown:

Workshop Two

In this first workshop we will explore what is meant by reminiscence, both in the  heritage and community arenas, and determine the criteria for best practice. We will evaluate the strengths of reminiscence as a tool, along with any potential challenges that should be considered and also find useful resources to incorporate.

We will examine how to begin to develop an reminiscence project from scratch and ask the questions that will elicit the richest responses.

Session plan

10:00 Introduction and discussion

10:15 Reflect on importance of reminiscence work: The principles of activity, reminiscence therapy and cognitive stimulation theory (including dementia)

11:00 Reminiscence resources: Where to get them – Where to access activity materials and resources

12:45 How to use them – Using reminiscence materials to facilitate therapeutic discussions

13:00 Finish

 

Workshop Two

In this workshop we will explore reminiscence techniques, develop course participants’ understanding of their role as a facilitator and the skills and techniques they could use to manage their groups successfully, managing expectations, explore active listening, and learn the importance of taking an ethical approach when working with reminiscence.

We will examine how to construct sessions and project plans which incorporate reminiscence, as well as provide the opportunity for participants (in pairs) to plan and deliver a short reminiscence session.

The course is exploratory and will cover any particular areas of concern people have. Participants will get the chance to discuss experiences and ideas and ask questions about this discipline.

Session plan

10:00: Reminiscence Techniques: A wealth of useful ideas for activity sessions

14:30 Reminiscence work: Developing themes – How to prepare activity sessions

15:30 Exercise – write your own activity session

Feedback & Evaluation

13:00 Finish

 

Introduction to Reminiscence – The course brought together a whole range of info about planning, group dynamics, resources, techniques for evaluation and final product. Course participant

 

Benefits of the Course

This training course offers an overview of reminiscence work, including the background to the subject and will consider the benefits to be derived by both the people who reminisce and those who listen.

We will explore a wide variety of reminiscence activities, which can be used to trigger personal memories and help a group to work well together.

We will explore a wide variety of reminiscence activities, which can be used to trigger personal memories and help a group to work well together.

The sessions will be interspersed with opportunities for the group to experience reminiscence activities, and group members will be encouraged throughout to contribute their own experience and ideas.

By the end of the training, participants will have gained insight into what reminiscence is as a structured activity, and how it can be successfully and productively carried out.

This course is useful for those interested in gaining new skills in reminiscence, or for those wanting to expand existing skills in this area.

 

*A free toolkit with resources for each participant is provided as part of the course*

What you will achieve

The training provides an overview of reminiscence work and introduces the basics in relation to planning and structuring reminiscence activity. 

Through this course you will be able to:

  • Plan reminiscence projects from scratch
  • Deliver reminiscence projects and activities
  • Share ideas with training group and future participants
  • Use resources, photos and artefacts in reminiscence delivery
  • Increased confidence in delivery of activities
  • Group working skills
  • Awareness of the effects of dementia
  • Develop creative outputs from reminiscence sessions

Participant Learning Outcomes

Through this course you will achieve a variety of new skills in reminiscence.

By the conclusion of this course, and on successful completion of the activities and exercises, you will have achieved the following main learning aims:

  • Knowledge of the key characteristics of reminiscence activities
  • Awareness of varied personal and social benefits that can be achieved by participants
  • Understanding of the principles of good practice in reminiscence work
  • Understanding of the role and responsibilities of the facilitator in reminiscence groups
  • Understanding of how reminiscence can be used to foster the creativity of participants
  • Knowledge of a range of activities linking reminiscence with writing, visual arts, drama, music and different crafts
  • Use resources, photos and artefacts in reminiscence delivery
  • Increased confidence in delivery of activities
  • Group working skills
  • Confidence to facilitate reminiscence activity sessions
  • Skills to plan and facilitate reminiscence activity sessions

Group Bookings

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage delivers professional training to professionals, staff and volunteers, to encourage good practice, professional development and to facilitate lifelong learning.

We are also happy to provide tailor made training specifically for your groups in a location of your choice or online in a variety of subject areas.

If you have ideas about specific training for your staff and volunteers or your own professional development then we can help you to create the perfect course for your team.

To discuss your learning requirements, please contact us.

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