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Virtual Tai Chi for Memory Instructor Training & Updates with MT Jocelyn Simpson

When and Where

Date: 10th - 11th Oct, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm EDT
Address: United States

Information

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Tai Chi for Memory: An Empowering Program for Everyone!

What is Tai Chi for Memory?
Studies have shown tai chi improves memory and brain health. Dr Lam's team merged medical research and traditional Chinese medicine with tai chi to create an easy to learn program. It is especially useful for people with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, or similar conditions. It is also designed to prevent these conditions.  

Caring for people with memory loss is challenging for carers and family; this mind-body program engages everyone for a quality time together. It will improve most aspects of health including balance, immunity and relaxation, and can be practiced and enjoyed by anyone.

Reasons to Come

  • Learn this new program personally from  Dr Lam with his colleagues
  • Physical and occupational therapists may find it a useful tool for their patients/clients
  • Useful tool for caregivers
  • Learn how to gently encourage and empower even the most debilitated participantsanyone can benefit from this program
  • Deepen your understanding of tai chi principles
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Who Will Benefit?

  • Almost any can enjoy this unique program, simple but with depth. This is a deeply empowering program, which can be taught to people with different levels of memory loss. 
  • Tai Chi for Memory can improve and prevent memory loss, as well as helping caregivers and family members.
  • Instructors can learn to teach this program to your participants who love any Tai Chi for Health program/s. 

Dr Paul Lam

Dr Paul Lam, a family physician in Sydney, Australia, is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health improvement.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov) recommends his Tai Chi for Arthritis Program. Dr Lam has been studying tai chi for over forty years.  He is proficient in different styles and has created several Tai Chi for Health programs that have improved the health of millions of people worldwide.

He is one of the most sought after tai chi teachers having trained thousands of instructors.  Dr Lam has written several tai chi books including Teaching Tai Chi Effectively and Tai Chi for Beginners and the 24 Forms.  His instructional DVDs are best sellers around the world.

PreparationBest way is to find out for yourself

Prepare by working with the Tai Chi for Memory DVD or the Online lessons and the Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book or ebook as much as possible. The DVD/lessons and book are essential requirements for certification for instructor of this program. Materials are available from taichiproductions.com (20% discount for paid participants, discount code to be given at registration.) 

What To Wear

Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise. 

Updates

Current instructors can request Tai Chi for Health certificate updates with advance notice and submitting an assignment one month prior to the workshop.An administration fee applies and a written assignment must be submitted prior to the workshop.
NB Assignments submitted late incur an admin fee.

Details

IMPORTANT DETAILS BELOW - PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY!

Tai Chi for Memory - Revitalizing Brain Health

Studies have shown tai chi improves memory and brain health. Dr Lam's team merged medical research and traditional Chinese medicine with tai chi to create an easy-to-learn program. It is especially useful for people with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, or similar conditions. It is also designed to prevent these conditions.

Caring for people with memory loss is challenging for carers and family. This mind-body program engages everyone for a quality time together. It will improve most aspects of health including balance, immunity and relaxation, and can be practiced and enjoyed by anyone.

Virtual - What's Different?

1. You get to attend this workshop from the comfort of your own home or office!

2. Zoom Platform - Download the free Zoom app and review the tutorials so you will be familiar with it prior to the workshop. Senior Trainer Tracey will hold a Zoom Practice so you can practice various features and make sure you can be seen head to toe. This will be held Thursday Oct. 8, 7-8pm EDT.

3. Your Introductions - I will email you closer to workshop time to pair you with another participant. You will interview each other via email or phone, then introduce each other at the workshop.

4. Following the workshop, you will meet with the Master Trainer (Jocelyn) for an individual Zoom session where you will teach her "Waving Hands" using the Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and demonstrate the forms. If you are a new instructor candidate, you will have a follow up Zoom session a few weeks later.

5. Instead of the customary 15 minute tea breaks, we will have 5 minute breaks approximately every hour for a screen break. Please have a drink or snack nearby. We will have the customary 1 hour lunch break.

7. I will send you the TCM quiz to complete BEFORE the workshop, and you will email/mail me the completed quiz as well as a video of you performing the TCM forms. (This demonstration is preparatory and does not determine your certification.)

Who Can Come?

Anyone with or without prior tai chi experience can attend this workshop. Preparation is strongly recommended, and required for Board Certification.  It will take from 20 hours to 200 hours to prepare depending on your experience in tai chi and health education. For example an experienced tai chi practitioner would not need as much time (about 15 to 30 hours) to learn the program from the instructional DVD or online lessons.

Preparation

Prepare by working with the Tai Chi for Memory DVD or online lessons as much as possible. This will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop, and also increase your opportunity to be certified as an instructor. This preparation is required for those seeking certification. You will need to submit a video of the TCM forms and complete a written quiz prior to the workshop, due October 2.

The book Teaching Tai Chi Effectively is our text for this workshop. Review of this text, especially the chapters on safety, teaching effectively, Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and Working with Chronic Conditions is part of your preparation.

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. 

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 and Zoom session(s) will be eligible to be certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute to teach this program. Please see the following links for details of the certification process:  https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/how-to-become-an-instructor-of-dr-lams-program-3/ and http://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/faq-for-becoming-a-board-certified-instructor/. A nominal fee is required.

Should you not be qualified for certification by the post-workshop Zoom session(s), you will have 2 additional weeks to complete requirements. There is an additional fee for post-workshop certification, so be sure to put in the time prior to the workshop to prepare.

Updates

At this workshop qualified instructors will have an opportunity to update their existing qualifications. There may be an administration fee and you will need to complete a written assignment and submit it no later than September 25. Be prepared to demonstrate the form associated with the program you are updating. Reminder: Updates are required every two years. Updates are available for TCA, TCAFP, STCA, TCA2, TCB, TCD, TCE, TCE2, TCHC, TCK, TCM, TCO, TCR.

Registering online

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.

CEU Credits

6.5 contact hours for CEUs per day 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.

The Tai Chi for Health Institute is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  The course offering is approved for up to 16.5 contact hours applicable to APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure.   KS State Board of Nursing Provider Number (SP1460-0321).

The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency has approved the Tai Chi for Health Institute, c/o The Home Gym, Inc. to provide continuing education contact hours to Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants. This workshop (Tai Chi for Health) provides a maximum of 14 OT/OTA contact hours. Provider #98000561A

As a Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Kansas Physical Therapy Association has approved the Tai Chi for Health Institute to provide continuing education contact hours to Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. This workshop (Tai Chi for Health) provides a maximum of 14 PT/PTA contact hours. Provider #CEULO10539

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “Tai Chi for Health Institute” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2018 – December 2021). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 701292. ACSM approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.”

Authorized Provider:  Tai Chi for Health Institute • www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org USA Program Administrator:  TCHI-USA (CE) • c/o Meghan E Creations, LLC, 265 Turkeysag Trail, Ste 102 #130, Palmyra, VA 22963

Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee prior to September 25, 2020; after this, cancellations will be refunded at 50% of fees paid if requested.

Cost

Prices are in USD and INCLUDE:

Zoom Practice October 8, 7-8pm EDT

2-day Instructor Training Workshop with Master Trainer and Senior Trainer

One-on-one Zoom Session(s) with Master Trainer following the workshop

$270  Early Bird Discounted Price (postmarked by October 1, 2020)

          (space is limited so early registration is highly recommended)

$295  Standard Price (postmarked after October 1, 2020)

$150  TCM Update (Day 2 attendance required, both days recommended)

$40  Additional updates (Day 2 attendance required as well as written assignment). Please contact Master Trainer regarding multiple updates pricing.

Written assignments for updates are due no later than September 25.

$30  CEU/CECs

$50  if post-workshop certification is necessary

Registration Deadline:  Registration recommended no later than 2 weeks prior to the workshop so you can obtain study materials and have time to learn the tai chi forms. Registration is accepted after that date as long as space allows, but you may need to do some work post-workshop in order to certify. If this is the case, an additional fee may apply.

Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee prior to September 25, 2020; after this, cancellations will be refunded at 50% of fees paid if requested.

Payment by check or money order to:

Jocelyn Simpson

PO Box 540

Acworth GA 30101

OR via Zelle or Venmo

Zelle - jocelynsimpson854@gmail.com or 770-912-9229

Venmo - @Jocelyn-Simpson-6 (reference TCM 10/10)

Location

This is a virtual workshop using the Zoom platform. Please download Zoom (you may use the free version). If you haven't used this platform before, Zoom provides videos to help you learn how it works. This is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Find a space in your home suitable for practice, and experiment with Zoom so you learn how to stay within the frame. I will need to see you head to toe. I recommend using painter's tape on the floor to outline the area you will need to stay within. You may also use an appropriate sized area rug. If available, I recommend using a USB connection to a larger screen or your television, so you have a larger image.

Contact

Master Trainer:  Jocelyn Simpson - jocelynsimpson854@gmail.com - 770-912-9229

Senior Trainer:  Tracey Anfuso-Temple - tracey_anfuso@hotmail.com - 678-910-6170