NCC18 Presenter: Gael Chiarella Alba


NCC18 Presenter: Gael Chiarella Alba

Join Gael for the following sessions during our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference:

Simple Steps: Yoga for Caregivers on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 a.m.
Creating a calm presence, helping everyone breathe, calling for more mindfullness and encouraging a gentle letting go are the most simple yet elemental steps in encouraging ease. We carry these qualities in body, mind and heart. Family members, medical personnel, the patient, and you yourself will benefit beyond measure through the process of dedicated modeling. We will talk about and practice what that looks and feels like.

Objectives - To specify the Seven Ways that our relationship with breath, presence, non-attachment, and anxiety management supports the deepest need of our society today in addressing the dignity of caregiving through tools and practices we already have in yoga, and learn to use them confidently within a medicalized society that can no longer afford to push the conversation away. This presentation will be interactive and all are welcome. If you can breathe, you can do yoga! Attendees will leave feeling refreshed and able to access simple skills that are easy to implement anywhere. Come prepared to stretch a bit, breathe deeply and find your ability to maintain a centered presence.
Take a moment, take a breath, take your time. You represent stability in the hub of care, and must offer that care from a stable place. ~ Gael

Our Best Self: Self-Care Now, Not Later! on Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m.
We know what self-care is and yet we put it off. Why is that? Let's explore our resistance, practice self care here and now, and develop or own self care survival kits! Join Gael and her co-presenter, Andrew Koch, for an engaging and interactive session.

Gael also will share perspectives during our panel discussion, I Didn't Think I Could but I Did Panel Discussion, on Friday at 5 p.m.

Drawing from her experience at the bedside of numerous clients over the years as a Yogi, and then Caregiving Consultant while going through the crisis of severe traumatic injury with her son, and the recent death process of both parents, Gael consistently learned to lean in on the presence of yoga in her life. This enabled her to use her knowledge within the walls of crisis care institutions no matter the situation, for the best for all concerned. Gael is an author, Certified Caregiving Consultant, Certified Yoga Therapist and a teacher's teacher bringing simple steps to light for everyone.

Meet Gael in the video below which we recorded during our Virtual Caregiving Summit in May.

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We are so grateful to the following sponsors for making our conference possible:

~ AARP ~

~ Seniors BlueBook ~ Seniorlink ~ Henry Ford Health System CARE Program ~

~ Society of Certified Senior Advisors ~ Mindlight ~