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

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

Coherence and chance: a life story

Ever wondered at what age an individual starts to put together a coherent life story? This is the question examined by Tilmann Habermas and Susan Bluck in a paper published 18 years ago in the Psychological Bulletin. The article, Getting a Life: The emergence of the life story in adolescence, is available to download so I… Read More

The Song Keepers: This Sunday on SBS

If you weren’t able to catch this remarkable documentary The Song Keepers at the cinema, then there’s another opportunity to view it on Sunday [15 July] on SBS at 8.30pm – also OnDemand if you miss it. The film is screening as part of NAIDOC week.  SBS describes the doco as telling ‘…the uplifting story… Read More