These free monthly 30-minute 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.
The sessions are organised by Lifelong Inspiration and dementia care education and consulting company, Person Centred Universe, based in Canada.
Each session starts with a 15-minute Stillness block, where professor emeritus Dr. Gary Irwin-Kenyon, a world-renowned pioneer of narrative gerontology and tai chi teacher guides participants through simple relax-into-stillness movements that everyone can practice, and that you can easily incorporate into your daily lives— no matter how demanding your schedule.
The movements are gentle and involve 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.
You are invited to practice regularly between sessions, in order to cultivate your ability for stillness, and add to your repertoire of movements. The result is that — with continued practice, which only asks for a few minutes of your time each day— your resilience is improved and spirits are lifted.
Each month we introduce new techniques, often with expert 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 will learn how to use small intentional moments throughout our days as tools to help us to cultivate better lives for ourselves and the people around us.