Stories for the Soul uses the well established Godly Play method and adapts it to support the well being of adults, including those in care settings and those who are living with dementia.
There are 2 options to becoming a Stories for the Soul storyteller:
ONE - INTENSIVE
Complete the accredited 4 day Stories for the Soul course which combines the 3 day Core training in Godly Play with the Enrichment Day in using Godly Play with older adults:
Complete the accredited 3 day Core training in Godly Play
Follow this with an Enrichment day in using Godly Play with older adults:
Accredited 3 and 4 day courses are led by members of the College of Trainers for Godly Play UK.
This training develops your ability to use the Godly Play method and understand its principles. The training follows an action/reflection model of learning – learning through hands-on experience and reflection, rather than lectures. There is a mixture of trainer-led sessions, and opportunities for coached participant storytelling presentations. We work in a model Godly Play environment, with the opportunity to use and see a comprehensive set of resources. Each day focuses on a different kind of Godly Play (sacred stories, parables and liturgical action/church practice) so you will learn how different genres of Christian language can support spiritual exploration.
Additional Workshops in the 4 day core training and the enrichment day cover:
Setting up a Stories for the Soul environment in a care setting
The spirituality of adults and the link with childhood spirituality
Adaptations to the method for people living with dementia
Duration: 3 or 4 days (minimum 25 OR 32 hours teaching time)
Prices range from £315 (3 days) to £365 (4 days).
The Enrichment day is £50.
There are additional costs if the training is residential.