Who am I writing for? From Journal to Shared Story for Youth, Teens and Young Adults<br />2010 NAGC Symposium <br />Grief ...
About<br />Joan Hitchens<br />Storybooks For Healing<br /><ul><li>Grief Reflection: eight week closed group writing;adult ...
MyStorybookPublisher.com: Online storybooks and card publishing center
StoryboksForHealing.com: Online community to sustain, teach and share </li></ul>www.StorybooksForHealing.com<br />
What We Will Be Doing<br />Talking, Imagining, Writing <br />Rewriting and Focused Writing is Easier Than You Think<br />S...
Preserving Memories through Story<br />Did I matter?<br />Story validates the loved one’s life<br />Validating this person...
Who Are You Thinking About?<br />www.StorybooksForHealing.com<br />
Senses and Memory<br />Touch – earliest; tactile and kinesthetic<br />Sight – strongest for short term memory<br />Hearing...
Exercise: The Senses<br />About Free Association<br />List Making<br />www.StorybooksForHealing.com<br />
Discussion<br />www.StorybooksForHealing.com<br />
Exercise: The Oak Door<br />Fantasy, Imagery, It’s all Just Make Believe<br />Use of Triggers and Starters<br />About Dire...
Discussion<br />www.StorybooksForHealing.com<br />
Connecting the Dots<br />From Senses to Description<br />From Fantasy to Creativity<br />From Me to You – Audience<br />Fr...
Exercise: Your Short Story<br />www.StorybooksForHealing.com<br />
Now What? Share!<br />Digital Storybook: MyStorybookPublisher.com<br />Cards: MyStorybookPublisher.com<br />Group Poster: ...
Taking This Home<br />Literary Devices and Development<br /><ul><li>Imagery, senses, memory recall, character, description...
Summary<br />Writing works for all ages<br />Content self-adjusts to age specific understanding and experience<br />Writin...
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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!
  • 504 c Hitchens presentation

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

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