Being that I also do Stories Love Music training sessions with Care Givers, I see from both sides, how we can be cut off from sides of ourselves and chapters of our lives. When care givers, both professional and family, reconnect with this, they see the value on focusing on this with their elder. In these workshops I speak about the idea of allowing the "pregnant pause" after music and stories have been shared. In these pauses, circuits can be connecting to form deeper presence and stories. When we interrupt or rush through these pauses with our elders, we can short circuit something trying to form. I have learned so many times that PATIENCE can bring these miracles.
Coming up: Exciting developments in New York and Nationally that will evolve and share this work even further. Stay tuned for this and as always love to hear your experiences!