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Posted by Positive Aging Community on 05/16/2023

How Can Role Playing & Playback Theatre Help Senior Living?


Role Playing & Playback Theatre are forms of improvisational storytelling, that have limitless applications, including helping people understand each other across differences and elevating the stories of people who are less often heard in society. Join us for a discussion with a pioneer in using these art forms to communicate understanding related to aging and dementia care topics! 

Erin Whalen Compassionate Coaching Playback Theatre

We guide teams in the helping profession, especially bereavement professionals, to get through their days with more ease.

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12:10:20     From  Pam Phillips : We see all 6!

12:13:58     From  Sheila Bassoppo-Moyo : I would like to volunteer also.

12:14:27     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community   to   Sheila Bassoppo-Moyo and all panelists : great I will bring you up next!  thanks wait till you see what happens here!

12:20:34     From  Tova Jussim : The whole experience was spectacular, but Tamika, your skills are unparalleled!  Improv song, WOW!!!

12:21:13     From  Tamika Jones   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you!!!

12:21:25     From  Tova Jussim : And I have seen Playback before, you have mastered the process on zoom, made us feel like we were in the room together.

12:21:27     From  Maureen Desmond   to   Hosts and panelists : That was so beautiful! A daughter loving her mother.

12:21:46     From  Erin Whalen   to   Maureen Desmond and all panelists : ????

12:22:42     From  Caren Anton : Beautifully done!

12:24:34     From  Rafi Levin : A moment in time that was brought back to life for all to be part of and process in concert - thank you !

12:33:37     From  Pam Phillips   to   Hosts and panelists : If you have more time, I will share about "the night reality set in"  If not, next time hahaha.  Thank you for all you have shared as your improv is spot on! To the heart spot on.  You got me teary as well, Steve you were not alone.  Thank you for doing this

12:36:48     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : I loved it

12:36:50     From  Judy Joe : lovely

12:36:51     From  Pam Phillips   to   Hosts and panelists : Extremely tender

12:36:53     From  Martha Cooper   to   Hosts and panelists : beautiful

12:36:54     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : i cried again!!!

12:36:55     From  Christian Swenson   to   Hosts and panelists : you just can’t see me crying’…

12:37:00     From  Sharon Zentgraf : Love

12:37:01     From  Jessica Fredericksen : Beautiful- thank you for sharing a part of you. I'm crying too!

12:37:05     From  Pam Phillips : Extremely tender

12:37:09     From  Rafi Levin : Bittersweet

12:37:09     From  Pam Phillips : Me too Steve

12:37:09     From  Sally Jones   to   Hosts and panelists : Amazing!

12:37:14     From  Lori Marks : I also cried and felt the love that Sheila gives to her family

12:38:07     From  Maureen Desmond   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you for sharing your story, Sheila. You are a gift!

12:38:14     From  Rafi Levin : Acceptance

12:38:17     From  Talia Raun   to   Hosts and panelists : I feel your story, Sheila. The story isn’t always easy to wrap up sweetly.

12:38:25     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : From Talia Raun to All Panelists 12:38 PM

I feel your story, Sheila. The story isn’t always easy to wrap up sweetly.

12:38:33     From  sallie Bradford : Touching! Sweet! -from Sallie Bradford

12:38:36     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : From Maureen Desmond to All Panelists 12:38 PM

Thank you for sharing your story, Sheila. You are a gift!

12:38:36     From  Maureen Desmond   to   Hosts and panelists : A beautiful, expressive playback!

12:38:41     From  Cele Garrett : As I watched, I felt that Sheila's brother and sister are lucky to have Sheila but also lucky to have one another, despite the challenges. Even if they may argue, they always know they are not alone.

12:39:37     From  Caren Anton : So glad to learn about Playback!

12:39:54     From  Anat Kenig : Powerful tool. Amazing life stories -  What is your  companiy's contact info.?

12:40:34     From  Erin Whalen : Thank you, Anat! 

Erin Whalen

erin@compassionatecoaching.org

www.compassionatecoaching.org

12:41:37     From  Robby Hutter   to   Hosts and panelists : As a once-upon-a-time Playback practioner myself, this is my first experience of P-back on Zoom. It's deliciously intimate. I do miss seeing the theatricality of the work on a stage, but as I mentioned, the intimacy on zoom and seeing the actors' faces close up is great.

12:42:14     From  Sheila Bassoppo-Moyo : Thank you, All!

12:42:55     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : From Talia Raun to All Panelists 12:38 PM

I feel your story, Sheila. The story isn’t always easy to wrap up sweetly.

12:44:00     From  Pam Phillips : Thank you for sharing Sheila

12:46:02     From  Maureen Desmond   to   Hosts and panelists : What a beautiful message, Renee!

12:47:48     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : From Maureen Desmond to All Panelists 12:46 PM

What a beautiful message, Renee!

12:48:33     From  Pam Phillips : Love this <3

12:48:45     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : i am crying again!!

12:49:27     From  Sheila Bassoppo-Moyo : Me too! Crying again.

12:50:33     From  Maureen Desmond   to   Hosts and panelists : The heart strings being pulled…wow. Crying, too!

12:50:39     From  sallie Bradford : Me Too Crying... again - From Sallie Bradford

12:50:55     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : From Maureen Desmond to All Panelists 12:50 PM

The heart strings being pulled…wow. Crying, too!

12:51:59     From  Pam Phillips : Awwwe

12:52:02     From  Christian Swenson : Great to see Playback on zoom. I used to perform PB out here with Threshold ensemble….THANK YOU!

12:52:34     From  Rafi Levin : Beautiful reminder of our human condition & nexus of narratives !

12:52:42     From  Pam Phillips : So strong...

12:52:45     From  Caren Anton : Such a moving program.  Thank you, all -a nd thanks for bringing them to us, Steve!

12:52:54     From  Puru Puru : I joined little late....would look for this video

12:52:58     From  Sheila Bassoppo-Moyo : Yes! Be happy in your body!

12:53:27     From  Maureen Desmond   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you to all of you. Such a beautiful hour. THANK YOU!! BIG LOVE to all.

12:53:29     From  Talia Raun : Beautiful work, brave volunteers

12:54:09     From  Rafi Levin : WoW! Gonna reach out & call my folks right after this ….

12:54:29     From  Pam Phillips : Absolutely beautiful stories from the heart.  Thank you everyone... and Steve

12:55:18     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Erin Whalen

Founder

Compassionate Coaching

We guide teams in the helping profession, 

especially bereavement professionals, 

to get through their days with more ease.

(401) 684-4673

erin@compassionatecoaching.org

www.compassionatecoaching.org

12:55:49     From  Maureen Desmond   to   Hosts and panelists : Erin Whalen is AMAZING - thank you for your generous heart-work.

12:55:59     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : From Maureen Desmond to All Panelists 12:55 PM

Erin Whalen is AMAZING - thank you for your generous heart-work.

12:56:47     From  marianne ross   to   Hosts and panelists : renee let’s  talk about playback theater

12:56:47     From  Leslie McTyre : Beautiful, courageous, healthy and joyous!!  Thank you Erin, John and team!!!  You ROCK!!

12:56:48     From  Maureen Desmond   to   Hosts and panelists : Steve - thank you - love your honest emotions. Your deep connectedness.

12:57:51     From  Maureen Desmond   to   Hosts and panelists : John Johnson and team - you’re awesome!!

12:58:09     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : A Celebration of Life, Laughter and Love: Sharing Our Lives Through The Magic of Theatre and Music https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/events/a-celebration-of-life-laughter-and-love-sharing-our-lives-through-the-magic-of-theatre-and-music

12:59:16     From  Pam Phillips : I love this!  What joy this must bring to all in the community... Residents and Caregivers and Managers

13:00:01     From  Puru Puru : Conscious music is the music of healing. Thank you for rephrasing Robby. Looking forward to next week event

13:01:11     From  Rafi Levin : ROBBY ? HUTTER ! YOU GO - SEE YA NEXT WEEK

13:01:27     From  Pam Phillips : Very moving... Thank you Erin and your Team

13:01:43     From  Tova Jussim : This was so wonderful and out of the box!  Great amazing work.

13:01:44     From  Judy Joe : thank you


 

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