Reminiscence Training

2015-11-11 14.36.06Introduction to Reminiscence – Reminiscence Training 

ONE DAY COURSE – 10:00 – 16:00

‘It introduced the whole area in a practical, useful and engaging way’

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.

‘Nothing I would add, change or take away! I’d easily do another day. It was very engaging.’ – Reminiscence Course participant

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Crawley WRVS outingTWO DAY COURSE – 10:00 – 16:00

‘Excellent facilitation. The group was very well handled’ – Course participant

The training days will offer a more expanded exploration of reminiscence work. It will include a detailed background to the subject and 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.

‘Lots of ideas to go away and research – good to meet others and share experiences and ideas. I feel more confident to go away and plan some reminiscence activities. I have more insight into the benefits and what’s involved’.

We will also consider the dividing lines between the role of a reminiscence facilitator and that of a counselor/therapist along with the ethical issues that throws up.

The two days 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.

‘The course brought together a whole range of info about planning, group dynamics, resources, techniques for evaluation and final products’ – Course participant

A free training pack with resources for each participant is provided as part of the course

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BENEFITS OF REMINISCENCE

Stimulates social interaction and communication
Reduces the feeling of isolation
Shares and captures family and local history
Increases the feeling of self-worth
Helps keep the mind stimulated
Allows participants to reflect on past and present
An enjoyable experience
Builds confidence
Generates community and support

PARTICIPANT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Share ideas with training group
Use resources, photos and artefacts in reminiscence delivery
 Increased confidence in delivery of activities
Group working skills
Awareness of the effects of dementia

One day training: £85 organisations (per person) /£65 Individuals (per person)

Two day training: £160 (per person) organisation rate/£120 Individuals (per person) 

Please email: strikealight@rocketmail.com or call 07727 006538 to book a session, or discuss group booking discounts.

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