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STORY CHAPLAIN

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Story Chaplain

https://www.storychaplain.com/say-hello

 

Inspired by the time she spent with her Gran, Charlotte Evans founded social enterprise Story Chaplain, which encourages and equips people to use everyday creativity when spending time with people living with and without dementia.

Charlotte holds MAs in Issues in Modern Culture, and Bibliotherapy (fiction therapy). She uses Comfort Words, poems and creative writing in her workshops. Charlotte often uses Wild Pottering, connection with nature and the seasons to encourage meaningful moments. 

 

Other resources Charlotte has developed include the Ingredients Cards to encourage quality time with people living with and without dementia, and Use Your Marbles to promote better brain health right across the life course.

Charlotte has been running occasional bibliotherapy workshops for Dementia Pathfinders since 2017, and more recently was commissioned to develop At Home with the Seasons, a resource to support people living with and without dementia to savour and capture what they enjoy about each season.

 

Most recently Charlotte has developed and run a series of Life Story Workshops for Dementia Pathfinders.

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Life Story Workshops

Life Story Workshops

The aim of the workshops are to engage, encourage, and equip individuals to use the Life Story Book in their own context.  

 

As a resource, the Life Story Book is designed in a pick-and-choose format to ensure complete flexibility. The different sections and prompt cards are designed to spark conversations and stories, and there is plenty of room to add photos, cuttings, and other life treasures to build a Life Story Book that is completely unique.   

 

The Life Story Book can be used in the community by individuals, couples, and families, as well in care settings. While the resource is designed especially with people living with dementia in mind, it is possible to use the resource throughout the life course.  

Workshop objectives: 

  • Meet with other people planning to use the Life Story Book 

  • Consider some benefits of Life Story Work and identify possible barriers 

  • Participate in exercises which identify, capture and share aspects of our life stories 

  • Discuss and share ideas of how to use the Life Story Book 

  • Plan the next practical steps to use the Life Story Book 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book you place on our upcoming workshops by clicking on the following links:

Wednesday 10th April 2024 - 4pm - 5.30pm

Wednesday 17th April 2024 -  4pm - 5.30pm

Wednesday 24th April 2024 - 4pm - 5.30pm

Wednesday 1st May 2024 - 4pm - 5.30pm

Wednesday 8th May 2024 - 4pm - 5.30pm

Wednesday 15th May 2024 - 4pm - 5.30pm

 

 

For more information on the Life Story Workshops please contact info@dementiapathfinders.org

LEARNER REVIEWS

"I have worked in care for many years and your Life Stories book is the best I have seen."

 

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Please help us support people living with dementia and their families by donating to our fundraiser. Become part of our Dementia Pathfinders community and join us to secure the future of our truly important work:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-support-of-our-community-activities

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