CTV Interview – CALM YOUR BRAIN RETREAT

Our mission is to build a community that supports, educates, and connects people suffering from post-concussion symptoms.

CHECK OUT THE INTERVIEW: https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1644551

CALM YOUR BRAIN RETREAT
Yoga, Meditation, Visualization and Inspiration for Concussion Survivors
Life after a concussion can quickly become a dark, empty, and lonely place. While everything looks normal on the outside, those who have suffered a concussion often face turmoil on the inside. This event brings together concussion sufferers for an afternoon of activity, meditation, and visualization with the goal of calming the brain. Through modified programming, participants will learn how to re-establish the mind-body connection, calm the inner voices and find peace, and start to take control of their pain through simple but powerful visualization techniques. Set within the tranquility of Pure Yoga’s Bank Street studio, with delicious snacks from Pure Kitchen and prizes from LOLE, concussion sufferers will experience an afternoon of escape, support, connection, and inspiration.

Date & Time
Sun, 31 March 2019
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Location
Pure Yoga Downtown
71 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5N2

Intructors
Tracy Glennon
• Master Trainer, YogaFit Canada

Martine Parent, M.Ed, MA, CCC, CSPA
• Registered Psychotherapist, Mental Performance Consultant at Elysian Insight, TBI survivor

Agenda
11:30am – Registration
12:00pm-1:00pm – Adapted Yoga
1:15pm-2:00pm -Visualization for pain management
2:15pm-3:00pm – Meditation
*Healthy snacks provided by Pure Kitchen.

BENEFITS:
Why Yoga?
Concussion survivors are often limited in their ability to exercise. Yoga offers a gentle alternative, helping the body to slowly regain strength, balance, and flexibility while quieting the mind and calming stress and anxiety.

Why meditation?
Following a concussion, the brain is in overdrive, trying to heal and regain balance. Meditation calms the mind, centers the body, inspires acceptance, and increases self-awareness.

Why Visualization?
When you visualize an activity, areas of the subconscious mind cannot distinguish between what’s real and what’s imagined. Your body responds on a muscular, glandular, cellular and memory level just as it would if the experience were real. Visualization techniques can help concussion survivors learn new ways to manage their pain and symptoms.

Our sponsors:
Pure Kitchen, LOLE, Pure yoga, Fuel4Life Nutrition & Whole Therapy.

REGISTER: on www.eventbrite.ca

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Happy sprouting!
Carole