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Zoom - Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention and Updates with Jocelyn SImpson

When and Where

Date: Jan 22nd 2022
Time: 9am - 5:30pm EST
Address: United States

Information

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What is the Self-paced Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Instructor Training Workshop?

The Tai Chi for Arthritis program was created by Dr Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts 20 years ago. More than 30 medical studies have proven it to improve health and quality of life for almost anyone. Millions of people around the world have gained health benefits from it. That is why the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov), government agencies and arthritis foundations around the world support it. Tai chi is proven to improve immunity by about 50%. It also relieves stress and improves almost all aspects of health.

Dr Lam created this package with two stages. Stage 1: Fundamentals of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Instructor Training is a self-paced virtual program containing essential material to train effective and safe instructors. All you have to do is to follow the sequence with Dr Lam’s video guides for every step.

After completion of Stage 1, you will be ready for Stage 2 (a one or two day instructor training workshop to be eligible to become a Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI) Board Certified instructor). All TCHI Master Trainers around the world can conduct this workshop as listed online at the Tai Chi for Health Institute (tchi.org) website.

Suitable participants include health and fitness professionals or those with other similar qualifications and experienced tai chi students.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

When you register for this Stage 2 workshop, you will receive a link to the Stage 1 online package that you can complete in your own time. Do enroll asap because you must complete it before Stage 2. Depending on your experience, it may take anywhere from 10 to 70 hours.

This Stage 2 workshop is personal. The Master Trainer will work with you to answer your questions and help to improve your tai chi and ensure you can teach the program safely and effectively.

There will be discussions, practice sessions, sharing of skills  and knowledge, Question and Answer portions, and, most importantly, personal tuition. The Master Trainer will give you feedback on what you did well and how you can improve your tai chi and teaching skill  and connect you to the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), fellow instructors, Senior Trainers and offer continual support.

What is Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention?

Dr Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts designed this program to be safe and effective for people who are at increased risk of falling. It will also provide health benefits and improve almost anyone’s quality of life.

Based on the Sun style of tai chi, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention (TCAFP) is easy to learn, effective and safe. It improves flexibility, muscle strength, increases heart/lung activity, aligns posture, improves balance, and integrates the mind and body.

The TCAFP program includes warm up and cool down exercises, the teaching method, knowledge about arthritis and the cause of falls, and how to teach this program safely.  This program is the same as the Tai Chi for Arthritis program with the addition of a specialized module to further enhance its efficacy in preventing falls.

Qualified participants who successfully complete the course will be accredited by the Tai Chi for Health Institute to teach this program.

Thousands of people around the world have gained health benefits from the TCAFP program. Many scientific studies have shown that the program relieves pain, improves quality of life and makes people feel better. Studies also shown the program prevent falls; that is why the Center of Disease Control and Prevention recommends it for this purpose. It is supported by many Arthritis Foundations including the USA, Australia and UK.

Reasons to Come

 

  • Enjoy learning at your own pace and the personal training to become eligible to be an instructor of this program
  • Learn how to teach this program effectively and safely
  •  Discover how tai chi improves health and relieves arthritis
  • Learn Dr Lam's Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method
  • Gain essential knowledge about arthritis and fall prevention
  •  Learn about the essential principles of tai ch
  •  Improve your level of tai chi in a positive, enjoyable and interactive environment

Requirements

Anyone is welcome to attend, but in order to be eligible to be certified as an instructor, please check the recommended qualifications listed below.                           

  •  Physical therapists or physiotherapists
  •  Tai chi teachers or advanced students
  •  Exercise instructor
  •  Other similar professionals

Participants will receive either an attendance or instructor/leader’s certificate.

  • By the Completion of the Workshop you will:
  •  Know the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention set at a deeper level
  • Understand how tai chi improves health and relaxation and helps to prevent falls
  • Have learned how to teach this program effectively and safel
  • Have improved your tai chi skill and knowledge
  • Have learned how to attract and retain more students

Clothing

Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

NB:  The name of the Master Trainer authorized by Dr Lam to conduct this workshop is displayed on the workshop location and details page. 

Tai Chi for Health Program Updates

At this workshop instructors have an opportunity to update their other Tai Chi for Health certifications. 

For more information please click here

 

 

 

For USA only - Optional Continuing Education Hours Available

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.” 

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  

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). Excluding Correspondence .

       

Details

Note: This 1-day tai chi instructor training workshop will be held online for a period of 8.5 hours (including breaks).  Participants must complete Stage 1 prior to the workshop.

Places are limited. Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis.

This program was created by Dr. Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts over 20 years ago. Studies have proven it to improve health and quality of life for almost anyone. Many people around the world have gained health benefits from it. It is an evidence based program supported by the Arthritis Foundation, The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the National Council on Aging and the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance with regard to arthritis and fall prevention. It is authentic tai chi with all other health benefits of tai chi. Anyone can learn and benefit from it.

Tai chi is proven to improve immunity by about 50%. It also relieves stress and improves almost all aspects of health. It can help overcome challenges from the pandemic. Teaching it will help to bring tai chi to more people, and at the same time improve your own health. That is why Dr. Lam created this package of two stages. Stage 1: Fundamentals of Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Instructor Training is a self-paced virtual program containing essential material to train effective and safe instructors. All you have to do is to follow the sequence with Dr, Lam’s video guides for every step.

After completion of Stage 1, you will be ready for Stage 2 - a 1-day instructor training workshop to be eligible to become a Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI) Board Certified instructor. The Stage 2 workshop will be held on January 22, 2022 online via Zoom.

Suitable participants include health and fitness professionals or other similar qualifications and experienced tai chi students.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

When you register and pay for this Stage 2 workshop, you will receive a link to the Stage 1 online package that you can complete in your own time. Do enroll asap because you must complete it before January 21. Depending on your experience, it may take anywhere from 10 to 70 hours.

This Stage 2 workshop is personal. Your Master Trainer will work with you to answer your questions, and help to ensure you can teach the program safely and effectively.

There will be discussions, practice sessions, sharing skill and knowledge, Question and Answer portions, and most importantly personal attention. Your Master Trainer will give you feedback on what you did well and how you can improve your tai chi and teaching skills, connect you to the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), fellow instructors, Senior Trainers and offer continual support.

DATE AND TIME:  January 22, 2022  9am-5:30pm EST. This live 1-day online tai chi workshop is available for registrations around the world. Please check your local start time.

MATERIAL REQUIRED

After your registration (and payment) for this STAGE 2 workshop,  you will be sent a link to get access to the STAGE 1 Online Package to be used for 6 months (180 days), which includes:

  • Online Tai Chi Lessons subscription to Tai Chi for Arthritis (normally priced at US$24.95 for two months)
  • 14 instructional video clips by Dr. Lam to guide you through every part.
  • 6 webinars by Dr. Lam covering the topics and beyond (normally priced at US$15 each for 30 days)
  • References
  • Online Quizzes – Do them as many times as you like, until you get all answers correct.
  • Guides to the Stage 2 virtual workshop

To be purchased separately:

1. Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book. Choose from:

2. Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention handbook:

If you are purchasing paperback books from Tai Chi Productions using the links above, use the code MTWS20 at Checkout to get a 20% discount (not valid for Amazon purchases).

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OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Good internet access and familiarity with Zoom video conferencing software.
  • Webcam and microphone.
  • You will need a safe and empty space around you to practice.
  • Be prepared to practice what you will learn from the workshop.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Places are limited. Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis.

This 1-day online workshop will be done through Zoom video conferencing software.

After registering, you will receive 2 e-mails:

1. E-mail with a link to access the STAGE 1 material; you will have access to this material for 6 months. Do enroll and start your preparation asap because you must complete the STAGE 1 material before January 21. Be sure to email your completion certificate for Stage 1 to [email protected] by January 21.

2. E-mail with your unique Zoom link. You will use this link to attend the STAGE 2 live online workshop.

If you do not receive the above e-mails, please also check your spam/junk folder.

To enhance your experience please prepare with the 2 additional books by Dr. Paul Lam you need to purchase separately: 'Teaching Tai Chi Effectively' and 'Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Handbook'.

Please install Zoom software prior to the start of the event for the best experience. Download the Zoom software here: https://zoom.us/download

During the online workshop, you will need a strong internet connection and audio speakers to watch and listen to your Master Trainer and each other. You will also need a webcam and microphone, as well as space around you, so that you can practice and show your movements. You must be seen from head to toe.

At the completion of the Stage 2 workshop, you will schedule a time to meet with the Master Trainer for a one-on-one Zoom session to review your tai chi forms and teaching method. If you have met the requirements to be a certified instructor, you will receive an invitation from the TCHI Board to become a board certified instructor (annual fee approx. $20). If you have not met the requirements your Master Trainer will work with you to facilitate the process.

January 23, 2022 - Optional Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 Workshop - Register separately

UPDATES to current certifications

You may update your current certifications at this workshop (TCA, TCAFP, STCA, TCA2). You may need to complete a written assignment and submit a copy of your latest certificate. Non-related programs may be updated via correspondence update. For more information, please contact your Master Trainer.

For USA only - Continuing Education Hours Available - Pending 2022 approval

Cost

Prices are in USD and INCLUDE:

Stage 1 Self Paced Learning Course ($130 value)

Zoom Tech Check/Practice (required)

Instructor Training Workshop with Master Trainer

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

STAGE 1&2 Combined Fees:

$285  Early Bird Discounted Price (received by January 8, 2022)

(space is limited so early registration is highly recommended to allow for sufficient time to complete Stage 1 self paced learning segment)

$300  Standard Price (received after January 8, 2022)

This is the total fee for the 1-day online instructor training workshop (8.5 hours, including breaks). This fee includes access to Stage 1 (cost US$130 if bought separately)

Update Fees:  2 options: $230 to include Stage 1 (highly recommended), $165 without Stage 1 ($150 if payment received by January 8.)

CEU/CECs (if available):  $30

Payment Options (please note TCA Stage 2 and/or Update:

Zelle (preferred) ID is [email protected] or 770-912-9229

Venmo - ID is @Jocelyn-Simpson-6

Check or money order to Jocelyn Simpson, PO Box 540, Acworth 30101

No Refunds

 

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. If available, I recommend using a HDMI connection to a larger screen or your television, so you have a larger image.

You can also check out the following YouTube videos from Dr. Lam and Becky Rahe for important Zoom Tech information:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE2FjM1jlKI and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW-0O_HdSjk&t=8s.

Contact

Master Trainer - Jocelyn Simpson - [email protected]

Senior Trainer - Tracey Anfuso-Temple - [email protected]