Training to bring dance to people with dementia October 21 - 22 in Quincy, MA
I am passionate about changing the narrative about dementia and dementia care that focuses only on loss and despair to include not only hope, but also joy in each other’s company. Learn how you can help change that story as we joyfully lift one another up in the upcoming training to Bring Dance to People with Dementia, October 21-22 in Quincy, MA.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” are words attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. Okay, so maybe those weren’t his exact words. Maybe it was something more like “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” That works, also.
If we want to relieve people with dementia of the burdens of loneliness, isolation, abandonment, and powerlessness, we need to begin with ourselves, and then bring those selves to people with dementia. By bringing awareness of our intentions, our own emotional work, compassion, self-acceptance, and joy to our “being with” people with dementia, it is entirely likely we can change people’s experience in the moment, and hopefully change the greater narrative.
Trainees will be observing, participating, and leading parts of 2 one-hour groups with people with dementia.
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 15 contact hours
Location: Atria Marina Place, 4 Seaport Dr, Quincy, MA
Light complimentary lunch provided.
Register here: https://danceforconnection.com/event/training-bring-dance-people-dementia/
This workshop has been approved for 15 Category 1 CEUs Massachusetts for LMHCs . This course also qualifies for ADTA Alternate Route approval.