Regi founded Stories with Spirit, a creative initiative dedicated to bringing songs of joy and stories of hope to palliative care patients, families and caregivers in homes, hospices, and hospitals based on a deep desire to use stories for social service. She is currently training medical professionals in the use of stories as narrative medicine to meet the holistic needs of their patients. She is also telling stories to children and their families to express the joys and challenges of people and families in palliative care.
Workshops in Storytelling and Palliative Care
This workshop helps therapists, nurses, doctors and family members use stories to fulfill the needs of the palliative are patient. First, we identify how stories address the physical, emotional, developmental and social needs of patients. Secondly, through simple exercises we identify the stories from our lives that meet these needs. Finally, we shape those stories with one another. Stories are a powerful narrative medicine when other medicines prove ineffective.
This special performance for grieving children and their families is meant to bring together families and provide joy, comfort and hope through simple stories and songs.