Created by Victoria Nevard for Synergy, The Nevard Charitable Trust
The Soul Bird by Michal Snunit is a world-wide best-selling book, a gentle and poetic story that uses the simple language of childhood to convey a deeper philosophical message for us all. When I came across this enchanting book I saw the potential to bring it to life through music and animation in order to create an engaging, interactive and therapeutic resource for my work with Synergy.
I chose a subtle blend of classical music to underscore the book’s delightful text, allowing participants to meditate on the idea of a soul that exists within each of us and the many facets that it may possess. The book’s animations were brought to life by Victor Craven (10to1productions.com) and provide a simple but effective visual focus to lead participants through the experience.
The simple story told in The Soul Bird DVD can be used on many different levels. One can enjoy the complete story as a whole, or draw on the specially tailored chapters called Drawers within the DVD as a stimulus for spin-off activities and discussions in a workshop environment. The Drawers have been created to present opportunities for meditation on some of the themes and emotions raised on the DVD and to encourage participation whilst allowing extended time for reflection and creativity.
Whether you seek an exploration of emotions, or just to hear a heart-warming story, I hope that you will enjoy The Soul Bird DVD.
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The Soul Bird DVD was released in November 2012 and is available for purchase for £7.50 (inclusive of VAT and P&P)
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Presentations of The Soul Bird DVD:
– St Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham, Kent. ‘The arts in a time of crisis: living and dying creatively in a changing world – Innovations.’
A half hour presentation of The Soul Bird DVD: my innovation related to the above, and demonstrated how the DVD could be used in different settings.
– At the invitation of the British Association for Counselling and Pyschotherapy
BACP Making Connections – Oxford: short platform – The Soul Bird DVD
BACP Making Connections – Cardiff: short platform – The Soul Bird DVD
– At the invitation of the Association for Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Counselling – a divison of BACP
ASPCC Counselling with Spirit (South Wales): short platform – The Soul Bird DVD