Sing for LIFE!

August 7th, 2010 by Deb Saville

Make A Difference-Sing!The project at Southern Cross Care is now in Week 8.  Everyone participating is enjoying the mixture of learning, fun, story telling, relaxation, singing, dancing and socialising with new friends. 

Some of the stories collected will appear in the Make A Difference-Sing! book, which is a current ‘work in progress’.

The participants with dementia are surprising us all each week as they retain new songs in their short term memory.  The support workers are surprising us by coming further out of their comfort zone each week, learning the words to the old war time songs and doing whatever it takes to make sure their clients have a good time.  The volunteers continue to assist in a multitude of ways and sing and dance through the morning sessions. 

Other reported benefits, for clients and support workers alike, include; reduced stress, increased friendships, a sense of purpose and increased well-being and happiness.    “I am always happy when I come here…I feel special and valued…I am not so alone”, are some of the positive comments made by participants.

The group has chosen their name – Sing for Life and there will be an ‘open session’ for familiy, friends and invited guests on 21 Aug at Folley Village in Hilton.

It is a pleasure to be able to bring such pleasure to the group…Molly's Joy

and so rewarding to see the joy on everyone’s faces!   Heart-felt thanks to all involved.

The Coaching Game-New Levels of Fun & Communication

April 20th, 2010 by Deb Saville

You can NOW order The Coaching Game….an innovative tool for opening up communication with individuals and/or groups.  It is also an amazing, creative way to self coach! 

Expand your toolkit with a powerful experiental tool. Deb is an Affiliate with The Coaching Game, running workshops and promoting this innovative, experiential tool that can be used by professional coaches, trainers and….well really just about anyone. The game can be ‘played’ on many diffrent levels and is sure to open up channels of deeper communication in a fun and visual way. Its applications are infinite…its results can be powerful and astounding.

Person Centred Training-Dare To Dream workshops

April 9th, 2010 by Deb Saville

Tom's Dream-Trial Bike Trphies-WebsiteAfter being asked to deliver workshops to inspire Support Workers in adopting a Person Centred Approach, the first step was to look at what the core of the message would be – and so the name changed to Dare To Dream…and Dare To Dream BIG with and for people with disabilities.  Support Workers and Managers were taken through Imagine-eering and Goal Setting processes to open them up to Unlimited Possibilities.   Thanks to Tom for sharing his dream and achievements.

Cheerleading-USA-Here I ComeAlso, to Louise for her BIG dream of  Cheerleading in the USA- Go For It!

 Moving to an Outcomes Based approach will mean significant improvements in the services experienced by people with disabilities.

Person Centred Training – Participant Comments

For further inspiration watch this video Be YOU…and INSPIRE others!

MAD Kenya Project

February 23rd, 2010 by Deb Saville

Turning 50 and wanting to Make A Difference I decided to forgo pressies and cards and ask all those people who have touched my life in some way to join me in two events…a picnic and/or a catered dinner.   Having a Personal Chef cook for us, tidy away and do the dishes was fantastic.  We shared fun and food together…Kenya-Houseand realise how lucky we are to do so in one of the best countries in the world.  Giving blessings of gratitude for everything we experience was easy for this group of like-minded friends who all gave so generously to the MAD Kenya Project.  A BIG thanks to all my friends, family and colleagues who came to my birthday celebrations and donated towards buying a house for a family in Kenya.  We did it!   Africa6

Born To Sing – On the Road…Northam Here We Come

February 2nd, 2010 by Deb Saville

Come & Join Us-Sing For FUN!

‘Northam 2010 Concerts in the Park’ – and under the stars!  The Shire of Northam’s favourite community event is back!   The ‘2010 Concerts in the Park’ series is bound to attract the crowds in their droves with plenty of varying talent on display.  On March 6th Born To Sing will be performing.  100 or so of us are rehearsing a range of songs, acapella style and having lots of fun at the same time.  Born To Sing 

Our repetoire includes two Aboriginal songs – Ngoongar Welcome Song and Djinanginy, and some old favourites to sing along to;  Hallelujah, 8 Days A Week, Fly Away,  Happy Together, Standing In The Need, Siyahamba, Brother James Air, Stand By Me, Sailing, One Morning Soon.

If you’d like to join us see martinchoirflyer

Play SPELL

July 23rd, 2009 by Deb Saville

Alphabeticus SPELL is the first in a range of products from The Alphabeticus Projectspell cards-compressed

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  • SPELL is a FUN way to inspire competent and skilled spelling.
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  • SPELL nurtures the FUN of spelling and helps build self-esteem.
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  • SPELL encourages children how to explain themselves and communicate with others.

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