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.
May 2, 2023
09:00 - 10:00
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.
Mindful, Conscious Living - Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science
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.
We are very fortunate to have Dr. William A. Cook MD of the Iris Center in New Brunswick, Canada, as a guest speaker for this Pathways session. For 18 months we've been sharing guidance and practices to inspire healthcare professionals to experience more conscious lives, connected to purpose and well-being.
During this 30-minute talk, Dr. Cook will share a comprehensive framework to explain how the experiential learning that we call ancient wisdom is supported by modern science. We will learn how small intentional moments throughout our days are powerful tools to help us to cultivate better lives for ourselves and the people around us.
09:00 - 10:00 am EST, Tuesday, May 2
The Pathways Series is organised by Lifelong Inspiration (the Netherlands) and Person Centred Universe (Canada).
Dr. William A. Cook, MD
William A. Cook graduated from Queen’s University Medical School, Kingston, Ontario, and completed his training in plastic surgery at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Cook’s interest in Bioethics resulted in the development of a Bioethics Service at River Valley Health in New Brunswick where he practices and in the completion of a Ph.D. in Bioethics from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Dr. Cook practiced Plastic Surgery in Fredericton for 25 years and from 2005 –2009 was VP Medicine at River Valley Health. He continues to be active in Horizon Health Network’s now regional Bioethics Service and in his current MindBody Medicine practice with a central focus on mindfulness and conscious living.
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, where he is now Professor Emeritus.