Relaxation Techniques For Care Givers And The People They Serve

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Relaxation Techniques For Care Givers And The People They Serve

  1. 1. Relaxation Techniques For Care Givers And The People They Serve Leah Brenda Smith Certified Reiki Master Craniosacral Practitioner Certified Snoezelen Trainer Health & Wellness Specialist Beit Issie Shapiro’s 5 th International Conference on Disabilities Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 5-7, 2011
  2. 2. An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure While providing and promoting quality of life for others, many caregivers operate on the brink of burnout. Caregivers and the people they serve can learn to practice relaxation techniques for daily self-care . These easy-to-follow approaches to relaxation can be practiced within a few minutes at home, work or play. <ul><li>Mindfulness: Watching The Mind </li></ul><ul><li>The Skelton Dance: Free Flowing Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Hands On Care: Prevention & Intervention </li></ul>
  3. 3. Stillness From The Inside Out <ul><li>Watching The Mind </li></ul><ul><li>Letting Go Of Worry </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Honoring Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Counting Your Blessings </li></ul>Your response to your thoughts determines your reality
  4. 4. The Skeleton Dance Renews Your Vital Life Energy <ul><li>Free Flowing Movement </li></ul><ul><li>The Four Quadrants Of The Body </li></ul><ul><li>Three Pivot Points In The Spine </li></ul><ul><li>Shaking The Limbs </li></ul><ul><li>Laying Down The Bones </li></ul>Restoring balance in the moment through movement
  5. 5. Hands-On Care Innate Ability Common To Everyone <ul><li>Firm but gentle touch </li></ul><ul><li>Common sensation is heat </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes deep relaxation </li></ul><ul><li>Caring for self and others </li></ul>Prevention & Intervention A little bit of daily self-care creates a strong foundation for wellness
  6. 6. <ul><li>It is your response to your thoughts that determines your reality </li></ul><ul><li>Restoring balance in the moment through movement </li></ul><ul><li>A little bit of self-care daily creates a strong foundation for wellness </li></ul>An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Practical Applications For Daily Life
  7. 7. leahs@sympatico.ca 1 613 266-0544 Ottawa, Ontario Canada reikimasterleahsmith.com Come Back To Your Senses <ul><li>Health & Wellness Services </li></ul><ul><li>For People With Developmental </li></ul><ul><li>And Other Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Sing & Play Along Music Program </li></ul><ul><li>The Skeleton Dance Program </li></ul><ul><li>Seated Relaxation Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Snoezelen Training & Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Meditation Program </li></ul><ul><li>Building Rapport With Others </li></ul><ul><li>Self Expression Through Art </li></ul>Leah Brenda Smith

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