Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructor Training and Update with Jocelyn Simpson
When and Where
|Date||22nd - 23rd Jun, 2017|
|Time||9am-5pm (8:30am Registration on Thursday)|
|Address||Powell Expo Center
197 Temple Avenue
Dr Paul Lam, a retired family physician and tai chi master, led a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create this program. Tai Chi for Diabetes is easy to learn and designed to prevent and improve the control of diabetes. The program will help minimize the risk of complications of diabetes by improving heart/lung function, muscular strength, flexibility, balance, and stress reduction. Diabetes Australia gave its support to this program because of its efficacy and safety.
The Tai Chi for Diabetes program is based on Sun and Yang style tai chi. Besides the fundamental 11 movement tai chi, it contains an advanced 9 movement set, warm-up, wind down and Qigong breathing exercises.
Who Can Come?
Anyone with or without prior tai chi experience can attend this workshop. Preparation is strongly recommended.
Prepare by working with the Tai Chi for Diabetes DVD as much as possible. It will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop. As the warm up exercises have been revised, please practice using the warm ups from this link: https://youtu.be/tAOuEpa01j4?t=17m30s. (The warm up exercises finish at 29:50.)
The book Teaching Tai Chi Effectively will be our text for this workshop. Review of this text, and especially the chapters on safety, teaching effectively, Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and Working with Chronic Conditions is part of your preparation. The Tai Chi for Diabetes handbook is also helpful.
The dvd and text are available at www.taichiproductions.com. Paid participants receive a 20% discount. A code will be given to you when your booking is confirmed and payment received.
Please arrive to the workshop scent free in consideration for those with perfume allergies. Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.
Who will be Certified to Teach the Program?
Participants who have met all requirements on completion of the workshop will be eligible to be certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute to teach this program. Please see the following link for details of the certification process: http://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/faq-for-becoming-a-board-certified-instructor/. A nominal fee is required.
At this workshop qualified instructors will have an opportunity to update their existing qualifications. There is an administration fee and you will need to complete a written assignment and submit it no later than two weeks prior to the workshop. Be prepared to demonstrate the form associated with the program you are updating. Reminder: Updates are required every two years.
If you are already a certified instructor, you will need to login to the website to register for this workshop. Use the "Lost Password" link to reset your password if you are having difficulties logging on.
13 contact hours for CEUs are available for a small additional fee for Physical Therapists (PTs & PTAs), Occupational Therapists (OTs and OTAs), Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) & American College of Sports Medicine Certified Professionals (ACSM). Every state and certifying organization has different requirements, and these requirements are subject to frequent changes. TCHI, as with all CE providing organizations, require that each participant check with their certifying organization to verify that they will accept these CEUs.
Cancellations are subject to an administration fee/cost of materials supplied prior to June 1, 2017; after this, cancellations will be refunded at 50% of fee paid.
$200 Early Bird Price (postmarked by May 10)
$250 Standard Price (postmarked after May 10)
$125 TCD Update (Day 2 attendance required, both days recommended)
$40 Additional updates
Registration Deadline: June 10
Registration fees include morning and afternoon tea and workshop certificate.
Payment by check or money order to:
PO Box 540
Acworth GA 30101
Powell Expo Center
197 Temple Avenue
Newnan GA 30263