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Mindfulness for Caregivers Conference

by Jessica October 15 2013 13:54
180 Medical is excited to be a sponsor of the upcoming Mindfulness for Caregivers Conference, which is set to take place on November 16, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hotel Center City in Philadelphia, PA.

If you provide care for anyone with paralysis or mobility issues, this conference is for you! Being a caregiver, whether for a patient or a loved one, can sometimes feel like a weighty responsibility or a source of stress in your life.

By introducing the concept of mindfulness, this seminar aims to help you learn some techniques and skills that can help you to reduce stress and find balance and self-compassion in your life. You will also gain access to more resources and network with others in similar situations.

Just what is mindfulness?  Well, it is a very helpful technique that can help you learn to pay more attention to your thoughts; so, rather than pushing away or tuning out the stressful or difficult feelings, one can learn to simple acknowledge the thoughts and be present. Research has shown that mindfulness training can reduce stress, ease chronic pain, and improve overall well-being.

The conference will also pay tribute to the late Dana Reeve, who was very passionate about improving care for those with disabilities.

Facilitating and leading the conference is Dr. Dan Gottlieb, a psychologist and marital therapist, who, in 1979, was involved in an accident and became a quadriplegic. Visit his website here. Dr. Michael Bairne, director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, will also help facilitate the conference.

For more information and to sign up for the conference, please visit this direct link to the conference page on the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation website.

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Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 4 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such fun, caring company.