by Kevin Kirkland and Howard McIlveen
This handy guide will assist you in starting your own spiritual therapeutic program for dementia patients. The sophistricated approach to therapy will help you cater to the needs of these clients to trigger emotional responses and enhance overall quality of life.
When you read Full Circle: Spiritual Therapy for the Elderly, you'll discover a brand new therapeutic approach--spiritual therapy--to treating elderly patients with cognitive disorders. This handy guide will assist you in starting your own renowned spiritually therapeutic program for dementia patients. Feelings: depression, anger, and shame
Full Circle is a how-to book that will prove you can trigger emotional responses in an individual or group therapy session using the right spiritual cues. In the first ten pages of Full Circle, you'll learn about the Spiritual Therapy Program and find the answers to general questions about how and where to establish the program. The remainder of Full Circle contains 80 thematic lesson plans for use in both group and individual sessions. The lessons are flexible and organized into lists to help you formulate the right agenda for individual dementia patients. Full Circle divides 70 themes into these easily accessible categories:
Life Review: aging, children, and change
Sensory: hearing, smell, and touch
Special Occasions: Easter, Thanksgiving, and memories of Christmas
Spiritual: forgiveness, heaven, and peace
In addition, Full Circle has expanded units for higher achieving seniors. You may also want to use the special notes, poetry, and quotations that are pin-pointed within the appropriate specific theme for even more startling results. Full Circle's sophisticated approach to therapy will help you cater to the needs of the cognitively impaired elderly to trigger emotional responses and enhance overall quality of life.
236 pages; 6 X 9; hard bound
ContentsPreface Introduction Definitions Rationale Format of the Sessions Qualities of Full Circle Staff A Guide to Using the Themes
Themes Feelings Anger Confidence Confusion Depression Encouragement and Support Envy and Jealousy Faith Fear Forgiveness Freedom Joy Memories and Memories Lost Orphaned/Lonely/Abandoned Reconciliation Shame Sorrow/Grief Togetherness and Unity
Life Review Aging Birth Celebration Change Children Death/Loss Dreams and Aspirations Friendship Good News/Bad News Home Life's Storms and Trials Name Saying Good-Bye Siblings Spouses/Partners Teacher Transitions/Moves Work
Sensory Arms Clothing Darkness Faces Gardening Hair Hands/Touch Hearing (Ears) Heart Legs and Feet Light Meals Music Pain Rest Scent/Smell (Nose) Sight (Eyes) Voice (Mouth) Weariness/Fatigue
Special Occasions Communion Easter Father (Father's Day) Gifts (Second Advent) Hope/Waiting (Third Advent) Love (Fourth Advent) Memories of Christmas Mother (Mother's Day) Promises (First Advent) Renewal/New Year's Day Thanksgiving Veterans Day/ Remembrance Day
Spiritual Angels Creation/Nature The Cross Healing Heaven Life After Death Peace Prayer Appendixes Blank Theme Pages Hymnal Sources Bibliography Hymns/Secular Songs Index Topic Index
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