Mindfulness for Caregivers Conference
Please join Inglis and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation on November 16, 2013 for a very special conference for the amazing people who provide care for people living with paralysis and other mobility disabilities.
Featuring Dr. Dan Gottlieb
November 16, 2013
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
DoubleTree Hotel Center City
237 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Onsite parking available and easy access to Broad and Locust Streets via SEPTA and NJT.
Registration Fee: $25.00
Registration includes conference admission to all sessions and lunch.
Who should sign up?
Caregivers (either family members or professionals) who provide care for people living with paralysis and other mobility disabilities.
Benefits for caregivers:
Gain compassion in your relationship with yourself
Learn to be more balanced with those for whom you care
Learn new stress reducing skills through mindfulness techniques
Connect to a powerful network of new relationships and resources
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a technique that helps practitioners pay precise, nonjudgmental attention to their thoughts. Instead of pushing away difficult experiences, they practice simply being with them. As a result, if something needs to be changed, mindfulness helps them to be present enough to understand what needs to be done. Research shows that even brief exposure to mindfulness training reduces stress, eases chronic pain, and improves well-being, enabling our Conference attendees to gather the tools they need to immediately improve their lives.
*We can assist you if paying the registration fee is a hardship. Please contact DLandsman@ChristopherReeve.org to discuss.
Join us November 16, 2013!
Space is limited!
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Dr. Dan Gottlieb will facilitate the Conference, along with Professor Michael Baime and clinicians from the Program for Mindfulness at the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
The Conference will also highlight the legacy of the late Dana Reeve, who was passionately committed to improving care for those living with disability in the "Here and Now."
Dan Gottlieb is a psychologist and marital therapist and has been in practice nearly 40 years. His career started in community mental health and substance abuse until his accident in 1979 made him a quadriplegic. Since that time, he has been in private practice. Since 1985, he has been hosting a radio show called "Voices in the Family" on WHYY FM, Philadelphia's NPR affiliate. He was a regular columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1994 until 2008. He is also the author of four books. Visit his website.
Michael J. Baime, MD, is director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and has taught mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques since 1983. He teaches mindfulness-based stress management and communication techniques to faculty and students at the University of Pennsylvania school of medicine.