*Call or email for more information
Terri Spano, LCSW-R
To engage with life more fully
To explore new or old interests and hobbies
To facilitate connections with friends and family
To feel overall more at ease in your life
Some people may want to quietly watch the sun rise or set,
while others may enjoy the energy of the city.
Some may want to travel and explore new places,
while others may prefer to share a cup of tea at home.
Through support, encouragement and building an authentic relationship, our focus will be on what brings you joy, meaning and peace.
Drawing on your interests, hobbies and curiosities, our time spent together will be tailored to your unique self. There are endless possibilities to explore and enrich your life. Whether it’s doing something or simply being...
it's up to YOU.
Recognized throughout the world, Guided Autobiography (GAB) has been researched and developed by Dr. James Birren, a renowned gerontologist, as a method for helping people document their life stories, regardless of their writing ability. It is a gentle, supportive method to: recall, organize, record and share your life story. Classes are facilitated by a certified trained instructor. Participants are led through major life themes and priming questions that evoke memories of life events. Each week participants write a two page story on a life theme, bring it to class and read it to a small group of receptive classmates. Extensive resources and exercises are given to increase self-awareness and stimulate recall. As a means of self- discovery, GAB can be a powerful catalyst for improved self-esteem, self-confidence and communication within families. Whether it is to leave behind an invaluable document for your family and/or friends, or it is a personal quest for insight and understanding, GAB has the potential to be not only rewarding, but also highly meaningful & therapeutic.
The structure of Guided Autobiography (GAB): The class is limited to 6 participants who meet 1x week for 2 hours over a 6, 8 OR 10 week period. GAB can also be tailored for working with individuals, in the community or in their home. If you ever thought about writing the story of your life, or know someone who has, consider the GAB adventure! It's a fun, meaningful and powerful experience about a very important person...YOU!
Visits can vary from a one time task or event to daily or weekly visits and take place in the comfort of your own home, the community or outdoors. Call or email for more information. I look forward to hearing from you!
Organizing the Household: Paperwork/Projects/Errands/Light Meal Prep/Vendors
Transportation: Airports, Appointments, Family, Friends
Activities: Museums, Movies, Theater, Parks, Beaches, Dining
Write Your Life Story with Guided Autobiography*