Posted by frida on June 25, 2005, at 11:00:29
In reply to Re: Ordinary stuff » frida, posted by Dinah on June 25, 2005, at 10:46:41
that made me smile.
i did that for her two months ago or so. She loved it :-) The video lasted an hour and a bit more. She watched it, called me afterwards...
in a part of it I watched her my house, books, things that are meaningful to me, childhood teddy bear, I put on music that is meaningful to me, I videotaped my fish, my kitties (with me holding them), me interacting with my fish too..my plants, things I keep in my house to feel her close to me - like the plants that she loves, a book she gave me...then I talked in front of the camera for some time, in a way that I can't face to face.
She truly liked it and it helped her to see my day-to-day life..I videotaped small, everyday things..like the material for my classes, my drawings, everything I could :-)
Pictures helped too..
but this, I found, gave her a much more clear and real idea of how I live day-to-day..my things, my home...what comforts me and sustains me...
it made me feel closer to her, to be able to share my home and things in a more tangible way. I think it truly helps and creates closeness.
If you have the chance, it is great to do it and share... :-)
> What a great idea!
> I'm not sure my therapist has an adequate sense of my day to day functioning. Taking pictures of my house would be a great way of bringing that home.
> I know he didn't get a good grasp of my mother until two things. I brought in pictures of her house, and hoarding activities. And I told him how she refused to have a hospital bed in her house for my dying dad, and pitched a temper tantrum in front of the nurse from hospice over it.
> Sometimes things can't be adequately conveyed.
> It would be even better if he'd get an idea of the dynamics in my family. I wonder if husband and son would like to be videotaped for a few days. :)