How do you complete this sentence when it comes to your work?
I will keep on _______.
- Is what you inserted a dream (something you are holding out for)?
- Is it a positive statement on your current approach?
Either way, make sure it is something that will help you grow, move forward or expand your options.
Growing session plans
Your past effective sessions should guide your present sessions. BUT (and this is a biggy) that means they must continue to grow, to change.
The songs I used in my senior living sessions 30+ years ago aren’t ALL the same as those I use today. Like wise, there are subtle differences in the songs and experiences needed for each senior living community in my area.
In order for your work to be effective and meaningful, you need to assess your sessions. Set aside time to reflect at least once a quarter. This post will provide suggestions for doing just that.
Keep growing your resource library
- Overcome (or prevent) song burn-out. This is as much for you as it is for those you serve.
- Have sources to inspire learning new to you songs. It will speed you along.
- Make use of population specific music resources. Here are 7 eldercare resources.
- Take part in conferences. Online, national and regional, diagnosis specific – attend and learn. Network with others. Ask questions and listen.
Song list to inspire you
Here are just a few songs to inspire you to grow. Some may be appropriate for creating a session plan.
One more time, complete this sentence: I will keep on _____.
Comment and share if your answer changed.