This course is approved by the NCCAP for 4 CEU Hours.
Many people have a tendency to think creative people are artists, novelists, dancers, playwrights, and inventors—people who have skills they lack. Yet we all create our lives every day; what we lack is not imagination, but motivation. It’s often easier to follow routines than to approach the day with playfulness and think:
- How can I look at today differently?
- What if I saw everything I do today with fresh, “beginner” eyes, as if I had never seen or done any of these things before?
- How can I make the day more interesting?
- What if…?
This course covers:
- Why imagination is important
- Imagination’s connection to creativity – there’s no single right answer
- How to encourage the new connections imagination sparks, in part by using humor
- How to turn reminiscence and preference questions into imaginative dialogue
- Numerous activity exercises that encourage imagination for building brain connections and stronger relationships