“TimeSlips Creative Storytelling” is one of our favorite ways to encourage and allow our clients to express themselves in words. This activity was developed by Prof. Anne Basting, a winner of the “MacArthur Genius Grant”. It opens storytelling and creative writing to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine. Here’s a recent example of a poem created by one of our clients, after enjoying the sensory stimulation of a magnificent rose, and talking with our activity specialist about a vintage photo of a girl holding a rose:
When asked what he would like to call the poem, he replied, “Happiness”.
What story or poem would YOU make up about this photo? There are no wrong answers!