WORKSHOPS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

View Robin Edgar's TEDx presentation "Reminiscence: The Healing Pathway to Forgiveness" on YouTube.

On-going Workshops
Laurel Woods in Columbus, NC the first Monday at 2:00 pm
Reminiscence Therapy Group sponsored by Akula Foundation Contact Robin Rickett at 864-590-5306

Willow Brook at Tyron Estates in Columbus, NC
Reminiscence Therapy Group sponsored by Akula Foundation Contact Steven Harden at 828-817-9789

Workshops
2016
February 11: Tryon Estates in Columbus, NC.
The Healing Power of Reminiscence

June 16: ACTS Retirement-Life Communities chaplain retreat
The Healing Power of Reminiscence

June 21: EUMC Family Center in Holton, KS
The Healing Power of Reminiscence
For more information call 785-364-9617

November 13 to 18: John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.
Life Writing through the Senses
www.folkschool.org or call 1-800-FOLK-SCH

2015
Apr 12 to 17: John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.
Life Writing through the Senses

October 2 to 4: Wildacres in Little Switzerland, NC
Annual Life Writing Retreat

2014
Nov 14 to 16: John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.
Life Writing through the Senses

October 3 to 5: Wildacres in Little Switzerland, NC
Annual Life Writing Retreat

Aug 7: Healing Power of Reminiscence for Professionals, Inianapolis, IN (Sponsored by Akula Foundation & Indiana University Hospice)

Aug 8: Healing Power of Reminiscence for Caregivers Inianapolis, IN (Sponsored by Akula Foundation & Indiana University Hospice)

July 17: Healing Power of Reminiscence for Caregivers
Wesley Court Assisted Living

Apr 9: Healing Power of Reminiscence for Professionals sponsored by Akula Foundation and Laurel Hurst

Mar 15 to 16: Akula Foundation workshops, Gainesville, FL
Reminiscence Group Therapy: Oak Hammock; Atrium; Emeritus

2013
Dec 11 to 13: Akula Foundation workshops, Cary, NC
Finding Joy for the Holidays: Chatham Creek Rest Home; Sunrise of Cary; Spring Arbor; Carolina House of Cary

Oct 25: National Healthcare Corporation Regional Training
The Healing Power of Reminiscence for Professionals
Sponsored by Akula Foundation

October 4 to 6: Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC
Annual Life Writing Retreat

June 27: Akula Foundation, New Orleans, LA
The Healing Power of Reminiscence for Professionals

May 18: Washington State Society of Medical Assistants (WSSMA) Annual Conference Lynnwood, WA
The Healing Power of Reminiscence

April 2 & 4/9 & 11: Lanier Library, Tryon, NC
Life Writing through the Senses

2012
John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.
Life Writing through the Senses
www.folkschool.org or call 1-800-FOLK-SCH.

Wildacres in Little Switzerland, NC
Annual Life Writing Retreat

Volunteer Leadership Virtual Conference
Healing Power of Reminiscence webinar www.nhpco.org/vol2012.

2011
The Writers' Workshop, Asheville, NC
Life Writing through the Senses

Hospice of Lancaster County, PATHways Center for Grief & Loss Lancaster, PA
Remembering Our Mothers, Keynote Speaker

National Fallen Firefighters Fdn. Conference, San Antonio, TX
Healing Power of Reminiscence
www.firehero.org

2010
Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, NC
Finding Joy for the Holidays
For info: 866.466.9734

Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, NC
Healing Power of Reminiscence for Professionals

Camp Widow, San Diego, CA
Healing Power of Reminiscence

Good Grief Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Healing Power of Reminiscence

Fetzer Institute Love & Forgiveness Campaign, Charlotte, NC
Workshop facilitator Love & Forgiveness Conversations 

StoryCircle Network, Online Class
Healing Power of Reminiscence: Celebrating Memories for Bereavement

2009 
NHPCO’s 6th N'tl Conference on Volunteerism and Caregiving, Orlando, FL 
The Benefits of Reminiscence

Fetzer Institute Love & Forgiveness Campaign, Charlotte, NC
Workshop facilitator Love & Forgiveness Conversations
 
Wildacres in Little Switzerland, NC
Annual Life Writing Retreat
 
Isothermal Community College, Polk County Campus, NC
Grant Writing Pointers
 
Hospice of Cleveland County
Reminiscence Workshop for Bereavement

The Book Shelf, Tryon, NC
Life-writing Workshop for Women
     
Landrum Public Library, Landrum, SC
Reminiscence Workshop for Bereavement
     
2008
 
Fetzer Institute Love & Forgiveness Campaign, WTVI Charlotte, NC
Workshop facilitator Love & Forgiveness Conversations

VNA Care Network and Hospice Volunteer Appreciation, Marlborough, MA
The Healing Power of Reminiscence Workshop
 
Jewish Family Services Tea at The Ivey, Charlotte, NC
The Healing Power of Reminiscence Overview
 
Life Writing Retreat, Little Switerland, NC
StoryCircle Life Writing Retreat

2007
Midwest Regional Conference on End of Life Care, Kansas City, KS
Keynote Presenter for the opening plenary session 

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, San Antonio, TX
Key note speaker for Honoring Our Mothers luncheon 

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, San Antonio, TX
The Healing Power of Reminiscence Workshop for Professionals
 
BEST Committee, San Antonio, TX
The Healing Power of Reminiscence Workshop for Professionals 

Basin Home Health & Hospice, Farmington, NM
The Healing Power of Reminiscence Workshop for Professionals 

2006 
Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, Charlotte, NC
The Healing Power of Reminiscence for the Holidays 

Gaston Hospice, Gastonia, NC
"Remembering our Mothers and Fathers." Keynote Presenter 

Blue Ridge Hospice, VA
"Remembering Our Mothers" Keynote Presenter 

5th National Hospice Conference on Volunteerism and Family Caregiving, Denver, CO
"The Healing Power of Reminiscence" workshop session 

The Season of Aging: Preparing for Change, Mooresville, NC
The Healing Power of Reminiscence Workshop"