Reminiscence Online – Introduction to Reminiscence
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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