Care Homes

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Spiritual Well Being

Spiritual well being - belonging to a community in which we can be ourselves and our story is valued - where our feelings and emotions, our search for meaning and purpose, our sense of awe and wonder, our creativity, our beliefs and our relationships are supported.
— Stories for the Soul, 2018

How does Stories for the Soul support spiritual well beinG?

Community

Community

Relationships are at the heart. The community values everyone and each person can be themselves.

Story

 Story

The stories are presented so that we can connect our life experiences with Christian stories.

Creativity

CREATIVITY

Creative activities give opportunities for personal response, expression and play. The present moment matters.

A familiar pattern is used for every session...

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Welcome

Creating a space where everyone feels comfortable to be themselves.

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Story

Telling the story using simple and beautiful materials.

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Wondering

Listening to each other as we find meaning in the story.

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Response

Choosing how we would like to respond and express ourselves through creative activities.

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Feast

Celebrating and enjoying being together.

For older people in a Variety of settings

Stories for the Soul brings well being for older people in diverse settings such as care homes, small groups in churches, dementia cafes, lunch clubs, hospices and inter generational groups.

For people living with dementia

Stories for the Soul is person-centred spiritual care for those living with dementia. Many needs are being addressed within a session that enables mutuality and empowerment: the valuing of individuals and the building of community; reminiscence; mental and spiritual health support; maintaining self and purpose.

Stories for the Soul is based on Godly Play, which has a Montessori foundation with 40+ years of research and practice. It is a creative and imaginative approach to Christian spiritual life developed by Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman.