THE POISE PROJECT® ANNOUNCES A NEW COURSE
FOR CARE PARTNERS of people living with Parkinson's disease
"PARTNERING WITH POISE"
an Alexander technique (AT) based course
Mondays, 2:00-3:30pm starting September 24, 2018
Grand Oaks Assisted Living
5901 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC 20016
Registration for this course: https://www.thepoiseproject.org/grand-oaks
Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm starting October 2, 2018
Center for Family Well-being
5039 Connecticut Ave NW #7, Washington DC 20008
Registration for this course: https://www.thepoiseproject.org/center-for-family-well-being
All Classes are free
Registration is required.
Please use the links above to register for the course of your choice.
This course offers a supportive group setting to learn skills and strategies based on Alexander technique (AT) to manage the many 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. It is understood that not all participants will be able to attend all classes. Click here to download a flyer about the course.
This course is part of an ongoing IRB approved research study on caregiving through the University of Idaho. The study involves two 60-minute individually scheduled pre- and post-class evaluation sessions, two 45-minute pre- and post-class online surveys, and a brief post-course evaluation form. Click here to download a flyer about the research study.
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.
Please contact Monika Gross
Executive Director, The Poise Project
The Poise Project® is a nonprofit with the mission of maintaining poise and personal growth throughout all stages and challenges of life using 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
Learn more about the American Society for the Alexander Technique www.amsatonline.org