Recent evidence published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows a consistent tai chi exercise program improves balance, reduces falls, and improves other functional capacities better than resistance training and stretching.
Susan Matthews is a neuroscientist, and 30-year tai chi master who developed Brain Workshop™ - Balance and Exercise Program for Mobility Impaired. Since 2003, this program has helped thousands of persons with neurological damage or brain injury including Parkinson's Disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain. Please see the following updated page and also read the pages suggested in the Guide.
What are the important components of a tai chi program or any exercise program for Parkinson's? Watch this 10-minute video on Five Key Elements for Neuroplasticity. Learn how to exercise to maximally activate the brain to repair, change and grow. expand
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Mind-Body Integration for Higher Consciousness. Brain Workshop™ is the ideal therapeutic exercise for Parkinson's, MS,stroke, fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
Workshop™ Mind and Movement Exercises for Brain Health make it
really possible to change the structure and function of the brain. By
training your mind and movement you can change your brain. Susan A. Matthews,
using decades of experience, combines the ancient secrets of Tai Chi with
cutting-edge science to produce a powerful system which you can use to
tap into the power of the mind and movement to change the way you think
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and regain lost function after Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke or brain injury. Integrate these
ancient Tai Chi principles to maximize any exercise for improving brain
health and brain function and to maximize mind-body connection. Two-volume
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Consultation Contact Susan about scheduling an online appointment via Skype or to schedule a personal nutritional consultation. Read below to learn essential nutrition for the brain. Local Classes Contact Susan about classes in Southwest Colorado. Read below to learn essential nutrition for the brain.
February 25, 2012 - Susan Matthews at Saddleback College, Laguna Beach, California Brain Workshop- Tai Chi, Balance for Seniors, Parkinson's, Movement Disabled Balance Training. Learn
powerful, yet simple, tools and exercises for stress reduction, flexibility, posture, and memory.
Learn essential nutrition for the brain. Learn
how to use movement as a meditation and to repair brain injury. Link to PDF Poster
Call Susan to Register 970-903-5723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Map to Saddleback College, PE 306, Laguna Beach, CA
Online Registration Half-day Brain Workshop $45.
See Shanti School Home Page for 10am-12:15pm Energy Workshop details.
current schedule of workshops in Southwestern Colorado, Laguna Beach,
CA, and Wilmington, NC, email or call:
Susan Matthews at 970-903-5723, email@example.com.
Single Registration generally $95 full day/ $45 half day. General Workshop
Professional Development: Participants may receive Certification for
Brain Workshop™ Clinic for Neural Rehabilitation and are eligible for
CE Hours (8). Another link to 10-minute Brain Workshop Intro.
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Testimonials from participants!
being diagnosed with Parkinson's (experiencing tremor, fatigue,
balance issues and sleep issues) over a year and a half ago, I started
working with Susan and Brain Workshop exercises.
can say today that, rather than progressing in symptoms, I am not progressing.
My doctor is thrilled. Balance is not an issue! I use Susan's
breathing and meditation techniques for getting back to sleep at night,
and I can quiet my tremor to a great degree.
Instead of stiffening, my body is moving and becoming more flexible
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You , Joseph
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private session. We now regularly use two of her DVD's for practice.
And we are so pleased and excited that she is returning for a full day!"B
I want to thank you and the staff of the White Oak Institute for the
seminar on Saturday. The wealth of information was a blessing. The DVDs
are useful in helping my wife and I put new life into our long time
practice of Tai Chi Chih and also to enjoy the new form you presented
at the end of the workshop. Again, I thank you for coming to Asheville.
All the best! Roger Wheelock
Sclerosis and Brain Workshop
It is difficult to find words adequate to describe the depth of my gratitude
to you. You gave of your time, your energy, your compassion, your wisdom
100% yesterday, to such an extent that it seems to me as if that aspect
of yourself who taught me is forever with me. I am profoundly grateful
for what you have shown and given me - and how flat those words fall
next to the actual experience. Gerry, too, was transformed by hope and
thankfulness yesterday, and in fact both of us were moved to tears on
the drive home. You are a healer and teacher in the deepest sense of
Today I am in no pain whatsoever, and am still walking better - though
I have not practiced yet today. My tiredness last night was delicious
and normal - no fatigue or exhaustion, just a sense of pleasant glowing
accomplishment and readiness for rest. You were so right yesterday when
you said that we had pushed through to a new level - for me, it represented
the "forced evolution" that comes from walking a genuine spiritual
path: the sensations and new information were slow to process by the
time the afternoon tai chi class started, but by sitting and absorbing,
watching and feeling, the integration process began and will never stop
- it is a dynamo.
Thank you and bless you always, Susan.
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