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  • Thanks to Michelle for getting everyone togetherSelf Introduction. I am Joan Hitchens, SFHQuick names and jobSFH backgroundRules: As with your groups clients this is a place for safe, confidential. You can shaer as you fel comfortable. In SFH the workbook and group are always private, the goal will be to take the important story items to tell and share. I will be walking you through each step. My job today is help you be comfortable. You are the expert! On your loss, on your work . So no right and wrong. No grammar and spell checking here!
  • Take a moment to think about someone you’d like to remember.Write down his or her full name.How is this person related to you? Parent. Child, friend, etc.How much time did you spend with them? Write a sentence about how or why this person is important to you. Mentor, role model? Friendship? Teacher? Smart or wiser than you in some way?Anyone want to tell us who you are thinking about today?
  • Thanks to Michelle for getting everyone togetherSelf Introduction. I am Joan Hitchens, SFHQuick names and jobSFH backgroundRules: As with your groups clients this is a place for safe, confidential. You can shaer as you fel comfortable. In SFH the workbook and group are always private, the goal will be to take the important story items to tell and share. I will be walking you through each step. My job today is help you be comfortable. You are the expert! On your loss, on your work . So no right and wrong. No grammar and spell checking here!

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  • Who am I writing for? From Journal to Shared Story for Youth, Teens and Young Adults
    2010 NAGC Symposium
    Grief Reflection Workshop Experiential
    Joan Hitchens, Founder
    Storybooks For Healing
  • About
    Joan Hitchens
    Storybooks For Healing
    • Grief Reflection: eight week closed group writing;adult death
    • MyStorybookPublisher.com: Online storybooks and card publishing center
    • StoryboksForHealing.com: Online community to sustain, teach and share
    www.StorybooksForHealing.com
  • What We Will Be Doing
    Talking, Imagining, Writing
    Rewriting and Focused Writing is Easier Than You Think
    Sharing
    www.StorybooksForHealing.com
  • Preserving Memories through Story
    Did I matter?
    Story validates the loved one’s life
    Validating this person validates self
    Remember more life, less death
    We don’t want to forget, and we don’t want to be stuck in the past
    www.StorybooksForHealing.com
  • Who Are You Thinking About?
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  • Senses and Memory
    Touch – earliest; tactile and kinesthetic
    Sight – strongest for short term memory
    Hearing – least reliable when fact based
    Taste – salt to sweet
    Smell – strongest for long term memory
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  • Exercise: The Senses
    About Free Association
    List Making
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  • Discussion
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  • Exercise: The Oak Door
    Fantasy, Imagery, It’s all Just Make Believe
    Use of Triggers and Starters
    About Directed Fantasy
    Storytelling
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  • Discussion
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  • Connecting the Dots
    From Senses to Description
    From Fantasy to Creativity
    From Me to You – Audience
    From Sentences to Story
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  • Exercise: Your Short Story
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  • Now What? Share!
    Digital Storybook: MyStorybookPublisher.com
    Cards: MyStorybookPublisher.com
    Group Poster: MyStorybookPublisher.com (coming soon)
    Collage
    Scroll
    Facebook
    Audio
    Booklet
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  • Taking This Home
    Literary Devices and Development
    • Imagery, senses, memory recall, character, description, dialogue, audience
    Rewriting
    • Polish, one thought / topic, subject, look for imagery and senses
    Where to start?
    • Previous writing, journals, dreams, discussion, favorite writing exercises, linking objects, photos
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  • Summary
    Writing works for all ages
    Content self-adjusts to age specific understanding and experience
    Writing to an audience will help focus style and content
    It is not necessary to teach writing, just offer activities that stimulate description, access creativity and provoke recall.
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  • Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.
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    -Johann von Goethe
  • www.StorybooksForHealing.coMwww.MyStorybookPublisHer.com