​Continuing education tools to build resilience and vitality for our healthcare heroes

Posted by Reeve Staff in Life After Paralysis on January 31, 2022 # Health, Events

pink flowerThe Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center (NPRC) is pleased to announce a virtual 3-part series that equips health professionals who serve persons who use wheelchairs with sets of 1-5 minute mindfulness and yoga techniques (capsules) to foster resilience in the body, breath and mind. This is especially critical during times of change, challenge and uncertainty.

The science-smart series will be provided in March, and again in April. Each interactive session in March is provided live and online using Zoom on a Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM Eastern Time and sessions in April on a Saturday from 9:00 AM– 4:30 PM Pacific Time.

The Body:

3/12/2022 or 4/2/2022 –

We will focus on mindfulness and seated yoga as a way to build awareness, manage fatigue, languishing, body tension and chronic disease, as well as build overall physical resilience. This session will include a care package with an "RxRelax Seated Therapeutic Yoga" DVD.

The Breath:

3/19/2022 or 4/9/2022 -

We will focus on mindfulness and seated yoga as a way to enhance pulmonary function, emotional regulation and emotional resilience. This session will include a care package with a "Relaxation Capsules" CD.

The Mind:

3/26/2022 or 4/23/2022 -

We will focus on the role of mindfulness and seated yoga in reduced attention/memory fatigue, immune modulation, restorative functions like rest and sleep, and gene changes that build mental resilience. This session will include a care package with an "RxRelax for Insomnia" 2-CD set.

Each session provides 6.0 continuing education credits (18.0 total) for a range of health workers, including physicians (AMA PRA category 1 CME), nurses (NE-MSD/ANCCC), certified therapeutic recreation specialists, and some social workers and mental health counselors.

The program is free to qualified healthcare professionals that directly serve people with paralysis as part of their job responsibilities.

Join Chief of Faculty, Jay Gupta, RPh, MS, MTM Specialist, C-IAYT for a powerfully restorative educational experience! He is recognized by Cardinal Health, the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and Next Generation Pharmacists/Pharmacy Times for excellence in integrative methods and reducing problematic polypharmacy.

Apply by 2/22/2022. Space is limited to maintain a quality experience, so please don't delay in enrolling! We will notify you as soon as possible and will establish a waiting list if/as needed.

Apply for the March series here
March 12, 19, 26

Apply for the April series here
April 2, 9, 23

Email [email protected] or call 603-674-3770 for more information or with any questions.

The National Paralysis Resource Center website is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $8,700,000 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.