Meditative Movements: Mind Body Exercise Program
Mental Health Practitioners, Counselors, Licensed Therapists OT, PT, RT, Resident Assistant & Coordinators School Teachers, Behavioral Health Workers, Social Workers Fitness Instructors, Yoga Teachers, Personal Trainers

OT, PT, RT, Resident Assistant & Coordinator Training

Improves Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

As you design activities that meet the interests and physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of your patients and residents consider an affordable, easy to implement solution called Meditative Movements™.

This program uses safe, easy to follow, therapeutic movements that are adaptable to anyone's physical ability. It can help injured, sick, or disabled individuals get back on their feet. Residents in Senior, Independent/Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing homes enjoy affirming themselves as they move. Teaching certificates are available for individuals who want to share this technique with their patients / residents in a group setting or one-on-one.

1. Improves Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
2. Increases Strength, Flexibility & Balance
3. Reduces Risk of Falling
4. Enhances Mental & Emotional Well-being
5. Boosts Self-esteem & Feelings of Value
6. Provides Fun Staff/Client Interactions

"Wow! This is the first time we have had full participation in an exercise class from all of our memory care residents. They are really engaged in this class." Activity Director

"I really like the affirmations and movements. It's the first time I've enjoyed doing affirmations." Alice, Pathways Participant

University of Minnesota Research Project

The University of Minnesota Occupational Therapy Department conducted Effects of Meditative Movements™ for Persons with Chronic Health Conditions research study from June to Sept, 2016 at Pathways, Mpls.

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.

The 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. Another research study is planned for spring of 2017 to offer more conclusive evidence.

When asked what was most beneficial, 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
Therapist Supporting Injured Man

Upcoming Trainings

Thursday, December 28 6:00-8:30pm, Minneapolis, MN

$125 Investment Includes

  1. 2 1/2 hours of in person classroom training
  2. Videos of 10 Meditative Movements™
  3. Complete successful demonstration of technique
  4. Certificate of Attendance Letter 2.5 CEU

To schedule a training class in your area, contact Ellie.

Affirm Yourself, Move Your Body, Enjoy Your Life

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