The Imagined Tale is a method that stimulates creativity, imagination, and attention; it brings out memories through the emotions evoked by familiar scenarios, fostering a disposition to communication and collaborative relationships.
It allows the creation – individually or in groups – of a story, using the scenarios proposed by the Experience Nature films.
Nature’s living pictures are the narrative stimulus, the stages of a journey, of a story to be created all together.
The familiarity of the images often brings back the beautiful moments in life: evoking and sharing them is a reassuring experience that – together with the creation of the story – increases self-esteem and good mood and improves the perception of one’s own existence.
The workshop was led by Cristina Fino, creator of the method and maker of the Experience Nature films. She explained the technique for conducting this particular creative storytelling set in Nature and presented the results obtained with people with dementia and with kindergarten children.
Co-speaker Cristina Falomi, dementia social educator, who spoke about her experience with Alamar videos, which started in 2015. The afternoon ended with sessions led by some workshop participants to experience the technique live.
Cristina Falomi recounts her three-year experience in conducting creative storytelling sessions ‘The Imagined Tale’.
Significant reduction in blood pressure of 20 mmHg was observed in all participants, following the activity, during the two-month trial, in which 1 session per week was carried out. Find out more