Introduction to Reminiscence – 10:00 – 16:00
The training day 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.
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.
By the end of the day participants will have gained insight into what reminiscence is as a structured activity, and how it can be successfully and productively carried out.
A free training pack with resources for each participant is provided as part of the course.
The course brought together a whole range of info about planning, group dynamics, resources, techniques for evaluation and final product
– Course participant
The course is exploratory and will cover any particular areas of concern people have. Participants will get the chance to discuss experiences and ideas.
10:00 Welcome and coffee
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
13:30 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
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We are also happy to provide tailor made training specifically for your groups in a location of your choice. To discuss your learning requirements, please contact us.