Meditative Movements: Mind Body Exercise Program

 Meditative Movement™ Certificates

We offer our certificate training so you can give the people you serve the resources they need to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. Individuals who are passionate about natural, preventative health care alternatives are attracted to our simple, yet powerful Meditative Movements™ programs. As a by-product of sharing these mind body therapeutic movements, your own life improves naturally because you release negativity and retrain your brain to embrace positive, loving thoughts too. Inherently, you become a better, more effective provider.

Certificate trainings are designed with you and your specialized professional needs in mind. Learn how you can easily integrate Meditative Movements™ into your service offerings.

Trainee Testimonial

Wonderful training, really enjoyed it. Ellie was very understanding that we were learning a new tool. She is a great teacher and is very compassionate.

Mental Health Practitioners, Counselors, Licensed Therapists Activity Professionals: Directors & Coordinators, OT, PT, RT, Residential Activities Specialist School Teachers, Behavioral Health Workers, Social Workers Fitness Instructors, Yoga Teachers, Personal Trainers

 NAAP Mindfulness Activities for Healthy Aging Webinar

NAAP eLearning Speaker Certificate for Mindfulness Activities for Healthy Aging WebinarThank you National Association for Activity Professionals for allowing me to share Mindfulness Activities for Healthy Aging webinar. To review the online presentation, go to NAAP website. Below is some of the attendee feedback.

"I work in a Memory Care and the Skilled Nursing Care Center and understand the benefits of relaxation movements and breath control has on an individual. Personally, I do practice "being in the moment" but now see how important it is for the Mind and Body to be part of the equation. I must admit that I felt a little foolish with saying the affirmations out loud but the result surprised me when I started to feel the sensation come over me. I specifically enjoyed learning about the "I am" relaxation techniques and the "I am safe" affirmations, especially for residents with dementia. I am excited to see if there is a difference in their behavior and energy levels. I will definitely try implementing the Meditative Movement program with our residents."

"I found a lot of useful information in today's webinar about mindfulness. Ellie started off with talking about how the benefits of this program can have a positive impact on other areas of the resident's life, like ADLs. This makes it a perfect fit for interdisciplinary goal setting and care planning. This is especially true if you practice person centered care and are mindful of the resident's values and goals as a team. Sometimes residents are easily intimidated by physical exercise. In this case, focus on the breath and the repetitive nature of the mindfulness movements are adaptable to just about everyone in my facility. I think with this population it is especially important to stay in the moment. So many residents struggle with the past or fear the continued losses in the future. Helping them focus on the present moment can be so therapeutic! The " I am safe" example she gave would be perfect for visiting people 1:1 who may be bed bound and nearing the end of life. A population and topic that can easily be overlooked. Here she gave us a tool to address it that is so easy and effective. I like that she included research outcomes that back up what she offers with this program. This information can be instrumental in getting buy in from other departments, residents, and family members. Overall, I think this program is beneficial for both us as professional facilitators, and for the people in our care. It doesn't get any better than that!"

 University of Minnesota Research Project

The University of Minnesota Occupational Therapy Department's feasibility research study concluded that Meditative Movements™ may be effective in reducing anxiety, depression, and fatigue, while improving emotional well-being and functional well-being for persons with chronic health conditions. The findings suggest that Meditative Movements™ may be used as an alternative and complementary therapy or rehabilitation program for persons with chronic health conditions.

Chronic diseases and conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems.

The prevention and management of chronic health conditions is a major challenge for the current health care system. There is growing evidence that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) have beneficial effects for managing the many symptoms of chronic health conditions. Use of CAM to improve health and well-being has increased over the years (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2007). American adults are most likely to use CAM for problems such as stress, fatigue, and pain.

Meditative Movements Youth, Adults, Seniors, Assisted Living, Independent, Skilled Nursing

When asked what was most beneficial, research participants responded.

  • More calm
  • Better sleep
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Feel more positive about self, less negative attitude
  • Affirmations are meaningful and valuable
  • Feel more centered
  • More confidence and faith in the future
  • Breathing more correctly, more energy
  • Improved self esteem, more courageous
  • Less tired
  • Affirmations helped improve self-acceptance
  • Movements have reduced chronic pain

To schedule a training class in your area, contact Ellie

Affirm Yourself, Move Your Body, Enjoy Your Life

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