Social Worker, Grief Expert, Author
Coping Strategist™ for:
Family Caregivers, Involving Dementia or Other Ongoing Serious Illnesses.
Anyone Needing to Heal and Strengthen from Adverse Circumstances Involving Situational Loss such as Health Decline, Job Loss, Past Wounds, Death.
"Wherever There is Adversity,
There is Situational Loss"
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Are you having difficulty coping?
Could you use support and empowering coping tools?
The vision is for you to have the external & internal resources to live the highest quality of life you can.
with Eleanor Silverberg, from her book
Mindfulness Exercises for Dementia
For Adult Day Programs, Residences and Caregiver/Recipient Settings.
You will receive coaching in
Interacting with People with Dementia to Accommodate the Cognitive Deficits for potential benefit from mindfulness (if applicable).
Creating the Session Layout for the optimum experience.
Understanding Mindfulness as it is Modified for People with Dementia. The book can also be applied for anyone who is challenged with traditional mindfulness practice.
On Site Staff Training includes 15 minute preparing for a 30 minute demonstration with a group of people who have dementia followed by a 15 minute debriefing. Prior to the on site session, you will receive an introductory book excerpt providing a background about mindfulness. (Available Only in Greater Toronto Area)
Online individual staff training available (Outside Greater Toronto Area)
Ask us "What makes the Mindfulness Exercises for Dementia different from other Program Activities?"
Click Here to Preview/Order the Book.
Eleanor Silverberg has written a very practical guide that fills a gap in the area of mindfulness – a practice that has become very popular in recent years.
Lisa Loiselle, Associate Director,
Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program,
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON Canada.
In a gentle and encouraging manner, Eleanor brings mindfulness exercises to this population.
Dr. Ellen Buchman, Practitioner & MBSR Teacher,
Toronto Memory Program.
In this accessible and wonderfully pragmatic book, Eleanor Silverberg offers a compelling blended approach for coping with the stresses of looking after a family member with Dementia..
Zindel V. Segal, Ph.D.,. C. Psych, Co-author
The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness
Following is an excerpt of Eleanor’s article featured in Seniors Lifestyle Magazine introducing Mindfulness Exercises for Dementia: A Guide for Professionals and Family Caregivers
… Studies of the practice have shown positive stress reduction outcomes in the general population. The founder of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, Jon Kabat-Zinn, has recognized mindfulness as a “tall order”. He defined it as “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment to moment.”
Proceeding to potentially include people with dementia in benefiting from mindfulness, I conducted a 4-month pilot project, testing and creating modified mindfulness exercises that accommodated for the cognitive deficits. The resulting exercises from the pilot project are outlined in my book Mindfulness Exercises for Dementia…