Words

Words Some would argue that they are the words that define us as human beings. In our interior accumulating sounds, words, and phrases that make us what we are. Even before birth we are integrating words. Children learn from our environment to mention everything that surrounds us. But we also learn to appreciate the sounds of our feelings, to look up…

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Why tell Personal Stories?

As I work and walk the world of Storytelling I always hear people say that Storytelling is making a comeback. Did it ever go? One question to ponder on! What is this Storytelling thing anyway? For me, it conjures up imagery of someone who is getting on in years, dressed in some flamboyant costume, who regales his/her eager audience with tales of old. This was the…

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The Importance of Listening

  When we talk about storytelling, we have to talk about listening as well. Listening is inseperable from telling. If the storyteller senses that the other does not pay attention, does not listen, he/she loses the motivation to tell his/her story. Carl Rogers, the famous American psychologist, who was the founder of the humanistic approach (or client-centered approach) in psychology,…

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Working Memories

Over five days in February, many of the members of the Aladdin project partner’s teams have shared some days of training in Barcelona.They have experienced together different techniques and methods to promote activities that will help to develop the work of Aladdin coming months. Within a short time, the project will start workshops with older people in each of the participating countries.…

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Creative Times – Story sharing with Seniors

Creative Ageing    Ethos behind Creative Times Superact and Guinness Partnerships Care and Support believe in supporting people to live happy and fulfilled lives. Artistic, innovative activity has an enriching effect and helps to improve confidence, self esteem, health and wellbeing. The project was a fantastic way to celebrate our customers’ talents and achievements, and to bring them closer together.” Working with Superact’s storyteller Stu Packer we ran story-sharing workshops…

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Why Storytelling in Group Work?

  “When we tell and listen to stories, we can almost feel our souls breathing fully and deeply. Our capacity to see options, to visualize possibilities, to imagine expands and we are somehow more alive.” – Michael Parent They say storytelling is as old as humanity itself – and that telling tales and stories is one of the…

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Aladdin Starts!

The ALADDIN project addresses the development of basic language, communication and entrepreneurial skills of disadvantaged young adults thanks to intergenerational workshops provided by retired senior volunteers at risk of exclusion through storytelling technics. The consortium consists of 5 partners (from Hungary, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands): some of them have experience in intergenerational work and/or working…

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