Relax and Just Be

relax_business_03A new 14 hour programme run over 7 weeks which combines mindfulness practice with high quality dementia care instruction, leading to greater wellbeing for the carer and the people with dementia that they support. The Mindfulness element will help carers manage the stresses of looking after their loved one from a new angle so that they feel better able to cope. The dementia care instruction uses the ‘feelings matter most’ approach which helps individuals with dementia feel more contented and at ease and is proven to reduce instances of behaviours often deemed as challenging. Following the programme participants will be invited to participate in support groups with others who have also completed the programme.

Next course starts on May 14 at the Phoenix Centre in Windermere

“This course can make such a positive difference to the life of the carer, as well as the cared-for – definitely sign up.” Participant from the Kendal Course running between Jan and March 15

Helen Towers has been practicing meditation and yoga for over 10 years. She has studied Buddhist philosophy during this time and has taught drop in meditation classes in Lancaster, Kirkby Lonsdale and Arnside. This year developing local relaxation classes in Ambleside, Milnthorpe and in the Kendal area.

Also having a keen interest in holistic therapies Helen has previously studied a diploma in Anatomy and Physiology and Body massage and also leisure courses in Aromatherapy and Reflexology. Currently training with Breathworks – having completed their Mindfulness for Health course and is now working through their Mindful Movement and Teacher Training programme.

Helen is a member of the British Wheel of Yoga, currently studying at foundation level with a view to going on to a teaching diploma, and also a member of the Mindfulness Association, having participated in foundation training.

Helen previously worked for a number of years for a charity providing respite for people with disabilities and their Carers and has also worked directly as a Carer. Currently working to establish links with local charities to promote relaxation and meditation as a support network in the local area.