The free monthly online 30-minute Pathways sessions are for caregivers and care professionals who welcome help, and would like to improve your ability to manage your energy, motivation, and perspective— for your own wellbeing—and in order to better provide the quality care that you desire to achieve.
April 4, 2023
09:00 - 09:30
Stillness as Core Care
Following a short welcome by Rahzeb Choudhury of Lifelong Inspiration, each session starts with a 15-minute Stillness block, where Professor Emeritus, Dr. Gary Irwin-Kenyon, shares insight on the use of stillness as a tool for our core care. Gary guides us through simple relax-into-stillness movements that everyone can practice, and that you are encouraged to incorporate into your daily life— no matter how demanding your schedule.
The movements are gentle and involve simple breathing techniques that simultaneously help you to become more aware of how to stay relaxed under prolonged pressure, while also helping to calm your nervous system.
Each Stillness session includes a simple movement that you are invited to practice regularly before the next session, to cultivate your ability for stillness, and add to your repertoire of movements. The result is that — with continued practice that only asks for a few minutes of your time each day— your resilience is improved and your spirits are lifted.
Each month we introduce new techniques, often with internationally invited guest speakers, which can be used by you as standalone tools after the session and serve as inspiration to start learning more about a particular skill.
Over the past few months, we've been providing tools and resources for our Pathways participants to relax into stillness and more effectively reflect on their personal journey through covid and as we move back into the busy world we're finding ourselves in. As we continue to feel more pressure to perform and deliver in our respective roles and within our communities, it's more important than ever to take those coveted moments of stillness.
Join Ashley King through an interactive session where she will help you recognize your and your teams' stress tolerance and how you can lean into self-regulation practices that are focused on improving your mood and participating in activities that 'fill up your cup'. As professionals, we often don't spend enough time participating in the aspects of our life that bring us joy, especially when we're at work. Through this session, you will be able to better identify how to more effectively self-regulate your energy by participating in 'cup-filling' activities more frequently.
First Tuesday of the month at 09:00 - 09:30 am EST
The Pathways Series is organised by Lifelong Inspiration (the Netherlands) and Person Centred Universe (Canada).
Founder, Lifelong Inspiration
Rahzeb is the founder of the platform company Lifelong Inspiration, which focuses on ideas, services and solutions to advance a person centred agenda.
Dr. Gary Irwin Kenyon
Author, Tai Chi Teacher and Gerontologist, Pathways to Stillness
Dr. Gary Irwin-Kenyon is founding Chair and Professor, Gerontology Department, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Co-founder, Person Centred Universe
Person Centred Universe exists to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia, their loved ones, and care professionals through training and consulting by embedding much needed person centred values and skills in care.