As Wellness Activity Providers (Activity Professional Directors & Coordinators, Life Enrichment Directors, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Therapeutic Recreational Therapists, Residential Activities Specialist, Health Care Workers, Nurses, Home Health Care) you can use this innovative technique to meet the interests and physical, mental, emotional and psychosocial well-being needs of your patients and residents.
This program uses safe, easy to follow, therapeutic movements that are adaptable to anyone's physical ability. Residents in Memory Care, Senior, Independent/Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing facilities enjoy affirming themselves as they move. This simple intervention is a viable alternative to medications used to alter behavior and is especially effective with those experiencing dementia. Wellness Activity Providers, family, friends and volunteers can use the movements to stay calm when others are agitated or anxious. It can also help injured, sick, or disabled individuals get back on their feet.
An additional benefit to implementing our specialty program at your facility is that staff can go home feeling more mentally, emotionally and physically supported because they know how to use the movements for their own self-care throughout their day.
Teaching certificates are available for Wellness Activity Providers who want to share this technique with their patients and residents in a group setting or one-on-one. You can receive 3.5 CEU for this training and it is NCCAP pre-approved.
|1. Enhances Mental & Emotional Well-being
2. Boosts Self-esteem & Feelings of Value
3. Improves Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
4. Easy to Learn with Powerful Results
|5. Increases Strength, Flexibility & Balance
6. Reduces Risk of Falling
7. 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."
"I really like the affirmations and movements. It's the first time I've enjoyed doing affirmations."
Visit our Activity Professionals page for some information on National Association of Activity Professional webinars and some free resources.
We offer our certificate training because being a teacher is rewarding. Ellie, creator of the Meditative Movement™ technique, was a divorced mother of three small children. Her mind was chaotic, her body was unhealthy and her spirit was deadened. To heal and recover her wholeness, she created the movements. In 1980, she started sharing her exercises with others. She saw how her students increased their self-love as well as other healthy changes were occurring naturally like losing weight, overcoming depression, and reduction in medications.
Ellie has taught in Memory Care, Independent and Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Community Education settings. She loves teaching and offers you this opportunity so you and the people you serve can be healthier, happier and feel whole. Ellie believes that:
Together, we can be the change we want to see in our world.
The 2017 University of Minnesota Occupational Therapy Department 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.
For more details about the 2017 University of Minnesota : Effects of Meditative Movements™ on Symptoms Of Persons with Chronic Health Conditions research.
The Annals of International Occupational Therapy peer-reviewed article is also available for your review.
When asked what was most beneficial, participants responded.
|More calm||Better sleep||Feel more positive about self||Less negative attitude||More confidence||Less tired, more energy|
2020 Upcoming Minnesota Training
Thu, Oct 15 (2 sessions)
Session 1: 6:00-8:30 for classroom instruction.
Location: Mpls, MN
To schedule a training class in your area or at your facility, contact Ellie.
Q. What is the Leader training process?
Q. What if I pay the certificate fee and I am unable to attend the classroom training on that day?
A.The fee will not be refunded. However, you can sign up for any future classes.
Q. Am I an employee of Power of Positive Workouts?
A. No. You are responsible for all business functions.
Q. Do I need to be CPR certified?
A. It is highly recommended that you are CPR certified if you are teaching classes in the role of a group fitness instructor. Based on the location, the facility may require CPR certification in order for you to teach or they may have someone on staff that is CPR certified.
Q. Do you recommend having liability insurance to teach?
A. We recommend working with the facility that you will be teaching at and determine your insurance needs.
Contact Ellie | 612-710-3415 | Email Ellie