Other ways I can help
There are many other ways that I can help you celebrate and preserve your precious family memories. I give talks, hold life story writing workshops and creative reminiscence sessions. I can also provide ‘Memory Lane’ parties for special birthdays and Family Memory Days, bringing several generations of a family together.
(Carried out remotely via Zoom during Covid19)
I give talks to groups and organisations about the importance of capturing family memories and ways to write your own or someone else’s life story.
“Everyone loved your talk. There was a real buzz about the place. There was something for everybody to think about and lots of audience participation. You have a natural gift for speaking and for putting your thoughts across in a most natural, friendly and sensitive way. I couldn’t recommend your ability to hold your audience more highly.” [Julia, Sussex]
Taking part in a workshop is a great way to write your life story. You can either do a one day introduction workshop or take part in a longer, more structured programme. You will meet others who are doing the same thing and can exchange ideas and support each other. Sharing memories is always more fun! Workshops can be done in person or remotly via Zoom, so can be held with participants from all over the world. I can also organise a personal tailor made workshop for members of groups or organisations. Just get in touch for a chat.
The Life Story Club
This is a Facebook group, set up during the Coronavirus epidemic to support those who are self isolating. For more information please contact me.
"Sarah is genuinely warm and supportive. Her approach is professional and the instructions she provides in the club are clear and easy to follow. Most importantly Sarah provides encouragement and offers support through her own posts and by using a variety of other resources." [Heather, Canada]
Reminiscence sessions and creative reminiscence projects can be done on a one to one basis or with groups or care homes. The benefits of reminiscence are widely acknowledged and hugely enjoyable.
I’m a trained creative reminiscence practitioner (after completing a structured apprenticeship in Reminiscence Arts in Dementia Care with the European Reminiscence Network)
Memory Lane Parties
If you have a big birthday coming up, why not hold a party with your friends and do a little reminiscing while you’re at it? These mini-workshop parties are great for 80th birthdays!
I can come to your home or to a venue.
Family Memory Days
These days are very special and great fun. I come to your home with a photographer and we spend time in a relaxed environment, bringing different generations of a family together through shared reminiscence activities. It’s great to see the grandchildren ‘interviewing’ their grandparents!