Mon, 30 Oct|
Mindful Movement & Meditation
FREE online movement and meditation class for those who struggle with Post Exertional Malaise. Join from the support and comfort of your chair, couch or bed. Brought to you by Conquering Chronic Illness & TICNA groups.
Time & Location
30 Oct 2023, 10:00 am – 11:00 am AEST
About the event
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or just show up by hitting this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86178616271
Meeting ID: 861 7861 6271
Passcode: 231050 (please mute yourself if joining late)
If you struggle with memory & brain fog you can register for text reminders using this subscribe for text reminders form
This 8 week series runs each Monday from 2nd October with final session on 20th November and will focus on a series of topics which will guide the mindful movement & meditation practices. Suggested topics are detailed below but these may change depending on your feedback from the introductory session.
Start time is 11am AEDT (VIC/NSW/ACT/TAS) *Daylight Savings Time*
Which converts to:
10am AEST (QLD)
10.30am ACDT (SA)
8am AWST (WA)
9.30am ACST (NT)
Amelie begins each session ten minutes early, allowing for a nurturing space for constructive discussion & positive connection with others in our beautiful healing community as we prepare ourselves to journey inward.
(The time is set to suit the majority of regular attendees which is currently Victorians. We know this makes it challenging for some others to attend for which we are sorry. We hope to gain more funding to offer more time options in future).
1) INTRODUCTION ~ 2nd October
What are these sessions about? How do these practices work? and how to adapt them to YOUR level of health.
A getting to know each other session.
2) SAFETY ~ 9th October
Why it’s so important to feel safe & allow your nervous system to spend more time in Parasympathetic state (rest & digest) in order for your natural healing systems to work. Learn the simple practices you can be doing to cultivate this sense of safety.
3) ENERGY ~ 16th October
Generating your own energy & learning practises to shift stagnant or negative energy. We’ll explore concepts around emotions (energy in motion) and how they impact our healing.
4) GROUNDING ~ 23rd October
Connecting to the Earth's healing energy to improve health. Learning grounding techniques for healing (even if you’re too sick to get outside).
5) HABITS & RITUALS ~ 30th October
Why the things we do daily or regularly are so important & how to implement regular healing habits, rituals or practises in an enjoyable & sustainable way.
6) SOMATIC CONNECTION ~ 6th November
Learn about the importance of interoception to aid healing and improve the way you interact with the world to prevent further dis-ease. Learn about somatic practices that help heal trauma and release stored emotions.
7) GRIEF (SURROUNDING CHRONIC ILLNESS) & OTHER CHALLENGING EMOTIONS ~ 13th November
Learn about the mind body connection and practical things you can do to process & release challenging emotions. Learn practises to quickly boost dopamine, serotonin and other beneficial brain chemicals.
8) TOPIC CHOSEN BY THE GROUP ~ 20th November
Funded by Conquering Chronic Illness & TICNA Inc groups, this class is aimed towards those of us who struggle to get up and about which is why we've designed this practice for you to join from the comfy support of your chair, couch or even from bed.
The session provides an hour of respite for your nervous system; introducing a wide variety of physical & mental practices to guide your transition from "fight or flight" into "rest & digest" healing mode. To do this Amelie weaves together energy work, breath work, Qigong, gentle yoga, strengthening movement, EFT tapping, guided visualisation and meditation, neural rewiring, somatic connection and lymphatic stimulation. The movement practises are designed to help you gradually increase your physical mobility & strength in a very gentle way, specifically tailored to those who struggle with Post Exertional Malaise.
Join us from the comfort & support of your chair, couch or bed, and you'll be guided to feel better even if you can't physically participate in the exercises.
This session is facilitated by Amelie Becher, an advocate within our healing community who shares a wealth of knowledge around what has worked to gradually increase her own physical capacity after being predominantly bed bound with ME/CFS, CIRS, Chronic Lyme and various other conditions.
We recommend also joining the CCI/TICNA email list to be notified of further free programs such as this. To do so please email Peter Owen firstname.lastname@example.org