Life story and living with dementia

Building a life story can be an important aid for family when one of their loved one’s has onset dementia. The process provides an opportunity to share and celebrate, to acknowledge and build on relationships. It’s a time for togetherness and belonging. Therapeutic Life Story can honour this within a therapeutic alliance that helps take… Read More

Sensory Bears: one, two and three

Some while ago I posted on sensory bears made by colleagues of mine in the Therapeutic Life Story space – see here for the link. I have long wanted to make my own and here bear is: Bear is just no more than 20cm tall and filled with rice. Here is bear number two, slightly… Read More

Beacon House: a wonderful resource

I have come across, stumbled across the excellent resources [free] offered by Beacon House, a UK-based therapeutic agency. Do visit this link as there are some great graphics and many other aides that will assist in showing carers the impacts of trauma on the children in their care.   https://beaconhouse.org.uk/useful-resources/  

Another Story Cube resource

I don’t usually go shopping: not outside of bookstores and toyshops. But Christmas is that time of year when it is virtually impossible to resist a visit to the ‘Centre’, that megafactory of brash and undisguised consumerism. Hate it all you like but it’s a magnet that draws even the most resistant of the species.… Read More

Wishing all readers a restful holiday

2018 has seen Therapeutic Life Story Work gain momentum here in Australia. This is due to the enthusiasm of those who’ve graduated from the Diploma course run by Richard Rose and facilitated by Berry Street. 2019 will see TLSW gain further momentum as more and more trained practitioners offer services and the wider community understands… Read More