Archive for January, 2011

Stories Improve Health

The results of the study showed that reminiscence therapy reduced participants; depressive symptoms (as measured by the [http://chipts.cch.ucla.edu/assessment/Assessment_Instruments/Assessment_pdf_new/assess_cesd_pdf.pdf CES-D]); psychological well-being (as measured by the [http://www3.shastacollege.edu/lvalvatne/psych15/ucla_loneliness_scale.htm RULS-V3]) and improved their sense of loneliness (as measured by the [http://www3.shastacollege.edu/lvalvatne/psych15/ucla_loneliness_scale.htm RULS-V3] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini-mental_state_examination MMSE]). … Psychology, Health, and Medicine, 11(2), 233-245 (2) Kai-Jo Chiang, Hsin Chu, Hsiu-Ju Chang, Min-Huey Chung, Chung-Hua Chen, Hung-Yi Chiou and Kuei-Ru Chou (2010): The effects of reminiscence therapy on psychological well-being, depression, and loneliness among the institutionalized aged in International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 380–388 (3) Bohlmeijer, E; Smit, F and Cuijper, P (2003): Effects of reminiscence and life review on late-life depression: a meta-analysis.

January 24th, 2011 by Kevin Bishop
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Hints for videoing stories

Choosing an interview location Just like the hints for audio recording, pick the quietest place possible. Set up Sit the person in front of plain background – you don’t want to be distracted by what’s behind the storyteller. Have light come in from the side (sit them next to a window if possible) to give […]

January 6th, 2011 by Shawn Callahan
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Hints for recording audio stories

Choosing an interview location Pick the quietest place possible. A carpeted room is best. Avoid kitchens, which have reflective surfaces and noisy appliances. Be sure to turn the volume off on any TV, radio, or stereo. Close the door and listen for anything else making noise: buzzing fluorescent lights, ticking clocks, air conditioners, etc. If […]

January 6th, 2011 by Shawn Callahan
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Adding a collection and your first text story

Here is a little video showing how to create a Collection and add your first text story in Zahmoo. Adding your first collection and first text story from Zahmoo on Vimeo.

January 6th, 2011 by Shawn Callahan
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So what do we mean by a story?

You’ve just created your Zahmoo account. “So now what?” I hear you ask. Zahmoo is for collecting your family or business stories. To get the most from Zahmoo it’s useful to have a good sense of what a story looks, feels and sounds like. Mountains of books have been written on this topic but from […]

January 5th, 2011 by Shawn Callahan
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