How to Dial Down Stress Using Ancient Inspirations
Provided by: David Sollars M.Ac, L.Ac, H.M.C.
Participants of this energetic and interactive 90 minute session, divided into 5 sections, will learn powerful, yet easily adaptable time-tested evidence based methods for self-managed solutions for many mood challenges facing older Americans including anxiety, depression and stress with additional symptoms such as restlessness or anger. These ancient activities also increase physical activity, heart rate, reducing falls, stretch muscles, while engaging the mind, body and imagination. This session provides a foundational experience to improve physical activity and create increased social engagement within communities of active older adults. Participants will receive easy to implement trainings and evidence based resources for continued learning.
- Participants will learn easy to teach Tai Qi movements to regulate moods and metabolisms, in both standing and seated positions, while reviewing the current evidence-based literature on this ancient exercise.
- Participants will discover how images, breath and mental intention can combine to assist older Americans dealing with being overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. Take away specific next day exercises to implement into your own mental health programs to encourage active adults to help manage their emotion states.
- Add acupressure techniques to your own evidence-based tools for assisting older adults in self managing stress, anxiety and many challenging emotional states.
- Participants will be provided current research and learn that the endorphin release of acupressure is only the beginning of the therapeutic possibilities.
1. Emotional Stress and Your Health
Features HeartMath medical director and author, Dr. Bruce Wilson, a prominent Wisconsin cardiologist. Dr. Wilson’s presentation is especially timely. Emotional Stress and Your Health, a one-hour Teleseminar presented by Wilson and psychologist Dr. Deborah Rozman, takes on added importance in light of a recent Gallup Poll. Representing 95% of the world’s population from 140 countries, the poll shows that positive emotions were a reliable predictor of better health and negative emotions were a reliable predictor of worse health, even when basic needs of food, shelter and safety were met.
Emotional Stress and Your Health: MP4 Video File (113.2 MB) – High-speed connection recommended[/two]
2. Helping Children Manage Stress
Children experience more stress today than ever before. They live in a world that often seems to move at a dizzying pace, in a world whose problems are many and complex. Along with family, academic and peer pressures, children are subjected to a constant buzz and barrage of an endless array of devices and diversions in the digital, cell phone and computer age.
Join behavioral and developmental pediatrician Dr. Timothy Culbert, and facilitator Jeff Goelitz, an education specialist with the Institute of HeartMath, for the Helping Children Manage Stress webinar. They will discuss these and other concerns and offer strategies parents, educators and other care providers can employ to help today’s youth live happier and more stress-free childhoods.
Helping Children Manage Stress: MP4 Video File (113.2 MB) – High-speed connection recommended