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Resiliency for People with Neurologic Illness

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A live-online program of eight weekly 60-minute classes to learn resilience and well-being techniques for people with neurologic illnesses

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Resiliency for People with Neurologic Illnesses*

Tuesdays, January 22th - March 1st, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM PST

This is a live-online program of eight weekly 60-minute classes. In each class, you will learn evidence-based skills to help make your self-care sustainable.

Teaching methods include brief lecture periods mixed with experiential exercises. You will also have opportunities to speak with others in structured break-out groups (pairs or triads) as well as in the larger group.

Each class will have its own theme and the opportunity to practice new skills in a safe place, so that they’re more available during the days ahead. Themes include:

  • Attentional balance and grounding
  • Repertoire of stress responses and meeting difficult emotions
  • Positive intention-setting
  • Mindful self-compassion
  • Challenging relationships
  • Re-framing chronic sorrow
  • Balance and growth in adversity
  • ‘What works for me?’ -- wellness practice journals to cultivate a positive mindset

*Neurologic Illness include any serious illness that impairs neurologic function, such as Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors.

Platform: Zoom Cloud Meetings, accessible on computer (with webcam), or smart device (iPhone, iPad, Android device, Kindle HD Fire)

Questions: Contact Gayle Kojimoto, Program Manager: 415.509.8645 | gayle.kojimoto@ucsf.edu

Judy Long is a professional interfaith chaplain at UCSF who provides palliative and supportive care with a deep commitment to care for patients and caregivers, both family members and clinicians, based on her experience in hospital and hospice chaplaincy and facilitating grief and family caregiver support groups. As a chaplain and an educator, Judy offers balanced resilience training in evidence-based practices that can help to make self-care sustainable. 

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The MERI Center is founded in the belief that, in a life of both blessings and struggles, a central opportunity for us all is to find meaning and our proper place in the Universe. Within our families and society, a core responsibility is to be of service to each other, helping those we love to face living with consciousness and comfort, and dying with peace. 
 
Building on the traditional strengths of cultures around the world and on the modern medical expertise of UCSF, the MERI Center is committed to making good care for people facing serious illness routine. Although we all wish to live lives as long and as happy as possible, inevitably, a healthy society includes normalizing and humanizing the inevitable processes of dying in our community.
 
To build a healing community, the MERI Center works to support patients facing serious illness, to train family and volunteer caregivers, to promote the competence and openness of professional health care teams, and to bring an openness to how our community sees death via the core domains of adult education imparting knowledge, developing skills, and fostering healthy attitudes.

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