THE POISE PROJECT® ANNOUNCES A NEW COURSE
FOR CARE PARTNERS OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE
"Partnering with Poise"
Ten week Alexander technique based course
Burlington NC: February 20 - April 24, 2018
Tuesdays from 3:30pm-5:00pm
All Classes are free
Funding for respite care is available
Registration is required
This course offers a supportive group setting to learn skills and strategies based on Alexander technique to manage the daily physical and emotional challenges that Parkinson's brings into your lives.
It is focused on the needs of the caregiver independent of their care receiver.
The program consists of a ten-week group class meeting for 90 minutes per week, plus a research study that involves two 60-minute individually scheduled sessions for pre- and post-class evaluations and two 60-minute pre- and post-class written surveys.
Some funding for respite care for the care recipients of participants is available. Evaluation forms will be collected from participants to measure outcomes.
Alexander technique (AT) is a well-established approach for skillfully managing stressful circumstances. AT training has also been found to be effective in reducing physical symptoms such as chronic neck and back pain—common complaints for caregivers. It has been demonstrated that AT training has long-term retention of benefits.
To participate in this program, contact Monika Gross at:
828-254-3102 or 212-327-2978 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Poise Project® is a nonprofit with the mission of maintaining natural poise and personal growth throughout all stages and challenges of life through the principles of Alexander technique (AT). We design and deliver Alexander-based programs that give people living with Parkinson's greater confidence to manage their physical symptoms and increase their independence, confidence, and quality of life.
Our programs for care partners help them gain skills to manage the physical and emotional demands of long term caregiving, as well as to cue their loved ones for using the AT principles in their daily life, while also fostering a supportive community with one another.
To learn more about The Poise Project®, visit: thepoiseproject.org