Dementia Pathfinders is running a one-day improvised play workshop on 26 January from 9:30am until 4:30pm.

The workshop is designed for family and formal caregivers, psychologists, therapists, support workers or anyone working with people with dementia or an acquired brain injury.

Caring for someone with dementia is emotionally demanding and can lead to exhaustion and burnout. To sustain your caring energy, to be resilient in the face of daily challenge, it helps to remain emotionally attuned, to look after yourself and, importantly, to maintain your sense of humour.

It will give a taster of the playfulness and emotional connection that arises through warm-up games and physical and vocal exercises and will explore improvised play in a safe supported setting.

Course objectives:

  • Renew positive emotional energy and optimism
  • Be more present in the moment, responding from the heart
  • Enhance a healing, helpful relationship between carer and person with dementia
  • Discover an alternative way of being with others
  • Find lightness through laughter

To find out more about the course or to register, click here.

18th January 2016

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