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Yoga & Mindfulness for People with Dementia - London

Dementia Pathfinders CIC

Friday, 27 October 2017 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

Yoga & Mindfulness for People with Dementia - London

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Yoga and Mindfulness 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.

 

In the following Article, Clare Morris describes how yoga can help in forming therapeutic partnerships, helping anxious and disoriented people make sense of the world around them. 'How yoga can promote therapeutic relationships'

 

Aim:

To experience yoga in contrast to other forms of exercise and to provide an introduction to the wide range of benefits of a basic yoga practice for people at any stage of dementia.

 

Course Objectives:

  • To experience yoga in contrast to other forms of exercise

  • To explore the wide range of benefits of a basic yoga practice for people at any stage of dementia

  • To explore how yoga can be applied for the benefit people with dementia in the contexts in which participants are working

     

    Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course learners will be able 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

     

    Training Style/Approach

    Interactive practical workshop style.

     

    Trainer: Clare Morris

    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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Warwick Community Hall
300 Harrow Road
W2 5HG London
United Kingdom

Friday, 27 October 2017 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)


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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.

Learning with Experts in Dementia

Our trainers are highly experienced specialists with a passion to improve life for people with dementia. We offer a full range of learning opportunities, from dementia awareness courses to the new QCF dementia qualifications, involving people with dementia and family carers in courses to allow participants to learn from the real experts.

 

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