Discovering the inherent power of story
Shortly after I started portraying a mall Santa, I discovered that small children had no idea what or who “stranger” was, so I worked on a program that would be fun for them, that they could understand, and keep them relatively safe during the Christmas holiday season. This was my first inkling that story held power. I have ultimately discovered that specific methods apply to various genres such as Alzheimer’s/dementia patients, at-risk youth, grieving elementary students, and folks searching for the answers to the whys and whats commonly accompanying their lives. That’s how the latest iteration of my journey as come to be. Feel free to join me. I’d appreciate your input.