San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Yoga & Wellbeing for People with Dementia
This one day workshop is suitable for family and formal caregivers, yoga teachers, psychologists, therapists, support workers or anyone working with people with dementia or acquired brain injury.
Prior yoga experience is not necessary. In order to appreciate the benefits of yoga for people with dementia and use the principles in care is important to experience the practice of gentle yoga postures and movements in a mindful way. The symptoms which cause distress and challenges in caregiving can be relieved through mindful yoga, adapted to the needs of people with progressive and fluctuating cognitive impairment, and the physical and neurological disabilities that can coexist. The workshop will also address the needs of people experienced in the practice of yoga who are working with people with a diagnosis of dementia and would like to understand more about living with dementia and explore ways in which they can adapt their teaching for this client group.
- to experience yoga in contrast to other forms of exercise
- to provide an introduction to the wide range of benefits of a basic yoga practice for people at any stage of dementia
This day workshop will enable participants to:
- Reflect on their experience of yoga and how it can be applied to people with limited mobility and cognitive impairment
Describe the therapeutic benefits of yoga for people at all stages of dementia
Put into practice some additional tools and approaches to manage the symptoms of distress common in people with dementia
Clare has a background in Speech & Language Therapy and is a UKCP registered psychotherapist who has worked with people with dementia and their families for 25 years. Personal Construct Psychology is the theoretical underpinning for her work, a creative approach to understanding how people in any context make sense of events. PCP assists in standing in the shoes of a person experiencing progressive and fluctuating cognitive impairment and helps us to look at what it is that links the wide range of creative approaches to intervening and communicating with people with dementia. In addition to training professionals from health, organisational and business settings in the application of PCP, Clare is involved in developing therapeutic approaches for people with dementia and their families, currently exploring the role of yoga for people who have cognitive impairment and their caregivers. She has a counselling and psychotherapy practice, providing both a generic service and a specialist service for people affected by all forms of acquired brain injury and their families.
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Dementia Pathfinders CIC
'Encouraging togetherness and learning in dementia care'
Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company is a social enterprise delivering education and learning for people working in the dementia care field and providing therapeutic care and support for people with dementia and their families.
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