Check Out These On Line Classes from The Brian Grant Foundation
Breath by Breath is a weekly online drop-in mindfulness class. Each class is free and supports people living with Parkinson’s, care partners and other family members to improve their well-being and reduce stress. Please register through Eventbrite to attend the classes. An email from Eventbrite with the Zoom meeting details will be sent directly to attendees after registration is complete. Please scroll to the bottom of the Eventbrite email to locate the Zoom details.
Expert Q & A: Yoga, Tai Chi & Qi Gong for Parkinson’s
Join us for our last Expert Q&A of 2022 to learn about the benefits of tai chi, yoga and qi gong for Parkinson’s with Dr. Michael Braitsch PT, DPT of Tribe Wellness LLC. He will explain the different practices and demonstrate some of the movements before taking your questions.
About the presenter:
Dr. Michael Braitsch, PT, DPT is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, a life-long martial artist, a former amateur fighter, internationally certified fight referee, and a contributing faculty member at the University of St. Augustine School of Health Sciences in Dallas, Texas.
He founded Tribe Wellness LLC in February 2017 to change the way physical therapy is structured for people with chronic and progressive conditions, empowering people to better participate in community wellness. In addition to treating individual patients in therapy, he runs group exercise and research programs for people with Parkinson Disease that are steeped in leading evidence from physical therapy and exercise science to help people move and feel better.
Outside of patient care, research, and group programs, Dr. Mike serves as an advisory board member of the UT Southwestern Adaptive Sports Coalition, a board member and member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Dallas Area Parkisonism Society, and as an advocate and presenter for the Davis Phinney Foundation and the Parkinson Foundation.
More information is avaialble at www.tribewellness.org
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course – Winter 2023
Join our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course for people with Parkinson’s.
Stress is common in Parkinson’s. If you’re experiencing stress, you may benefit from our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. This course is based on the national model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Decades of published research shows that those who complete the course report reductions in pain, fatigue, anxiety and sleep disturbance and an overall increase in quality of life. This 8-week MBSR course will meet online for two hours every Tuesday from 9-11 am PT January 3 through February 21, 2023. Classes include meditation instruction and practice, group discussions and educational presentations on the relationships between mindfulness, stress, and wellness. Classes may include very gentle yoga postures. Participants will receive course materials via email to the email address provided at registration. The cost to cover the fee for the course instructor is $160/person. However subsidized tuition is available in the ticket options. Please pay what you can to help us provide this course at an affordable rate to everyone in our community. If you are unable to pay a subsidized tuition amount, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for scholarship opportunities. The course will be taught by Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT, E-RYT. Learn more about Kimberly at mindfulyogaworks.com. The hope is that participants can complete the MBSR course at a point in their life where they are supported and able to gain full benefit from the mindfulness practices. There are some conditions that participants are encouraged to be under the care of a mental health professional and potentially delay entering an MBSR program. If you are currently in therapy, we do recommend that you speak to your therapist about your intention to participate in an 8-week course. Questions? Email us at email@example.com.