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      Restorative Movement and Mindfulness for Brain Health in Burnaby

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      July 19, 2019

      Friday  12:00 PM (on various days)

      3713 Kensington Avenue
      Burnaby, British Columbia

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      Restorative Movement and Mindfulness for Brain Health

      Watson Centre Society for Brain Health is dedicated to improving the outcomes and quality of life of individuals who have experienced a brain injury (or concussion). Active rehabilitation is the best way to target your brain's ability to heal, and it is never too late to start.  As a way of sharing our knowledge of evidence-based practices to the survivors that need it most, community members are now able to attend free programs and events on days our registered program is closed. Check out our other regular events on Eventbrite. Learn about the WCSBH program and how it is changing lives and the narrative around brain injury recovery here. Have you thought about returning to activity but haven’t found the right type of class to suit your brain injury recovery needs? Have you heard about the benefits of mindfulness but don't know where to begin?  Restorative Movement and Mindfulness will inspire you to reconnect your movement with your breath and your breath to your body. Join us to learn about the balance between the body and mind in both movement and stillness. Research supports that gentle physical activity and mindfulness meditation can improve the outcomes and quality of life of brain injury survivors. By participating in this group, you will learn about the many benefits of both activities while engaging in fun exercises, in a beginner-friendly, supportive community setting! In this class we use movements and sequencing to help support neuroplasticity and learning by engaging both sides of your brain. Here you can challenge your muscles, balance and cognition while building the skills and confidence to return to movement in a fun, safe and inclusive group. We will also build the foundations of your mindfulness practice to create balance throughout your brain injury recovery. Most anyone can benefit from practicing calming the mind, centering our focus, and opening our awareness. And yes, even your busy, distractable mind can find a point of calm. Mindfulness has many cognitive benefits including improving your ability to focus, reducing reactivity from sensory stimulation, reducing stress response, increasing self-awareness, improving sleep... and SO much more! Join us for Restorative Movement and Mindfulness for Brain Health every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 12:00-2:30pm. If you would like to join for only Mindfulness or Movement, see the times below and register accordingly.  Mindfulness = 12:00pm -1:15pm  Movement = 1:30pm -2:30pm What you need to bring: A water bottle A yoga or fitness mat if you have one Most importantly, a positive attitude and an open mind This class is suitable for independent brain injury survivors looking to return to activity. Please contact us if you have any questions. Accessibility Information: Physical: WCSBH Friday Programs are located on the Second Floor, accessible by stairs or elevator. To enter the room, there are double-wide doors. Men and Women's washrooms are located directly beside the room, each with a wide corner stall, with two hand bars. Private accessible washrooms can be found in the building. There will be chairs available. Visual: Large floor to ceiling windows with adjustable blinds and no flourescent lighting. There are multiple soft white lamps that can be adjusted as needed.  Auditory: No buzzing or hum has been noticed in the room. Some external noises can be heard, as the space is not soundproofed. However it is located in a quieter area of the building. Sorry, we will not have an ASL interpreter available. Please let us know if this prevents you from participating. Allergies: We are a scent-reduced space, and request attendees to refrain from using fragrances or scented products. We are a nut-free facility. Registered Service Animals only, please. We do not tolerate discrimination and welcome anyone that identifies as having a concussion, acquired brain injury or traumatic brain injury. Injuries do not discriminate, neither do we - based on ethnicity, sexual orientation, colour, gender identity, aboriginal ancestory, immigration status, etc. Land Acknowledgement We acknowledge that WCSBH occupies on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Unceded means that this land was never surrendered, relinquished or handed over in any way. We recognize that the unceded land that we occupy includes Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, Tsleil-Waututh and Kwikwetlem peoples.

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