New LoveYourBrain Program and Research removes barriers

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The LoveYourBrain Foundation, a Vermont-based national nonprofit, is proud to announce the launch of a new online program to support those affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI), alongside a new body of research on best practices to make yoga more accessible for the TBI population.In response to COVID-19, LoveYourBrain has launched LoveYourBrain Mindset, a free, six-week online yoga, mindfulness, and education program. LoveYourBrain Mindset aims to bring yoga, meditation, and education about the power of resilience to over 1,000 people affected by brain injury in its initial pilot phase. The program builds off the immense success of LoveYourBrain’s evidence-based Yoga program, now offered in 36 states and 6 Canadian provinces. To date, nearly 4,000 people affected by TBI have participated in the program across North America.The launch of LoveYourBrain Mindset comes alongside a recently published study in the journal, International Journal of Yoga Therapy, that provides a blueprint for how to make yoga accessible for people affected by TBI, including concussion. While yoga can have many powerful physical, psychological, and social health benefits for people struggling with the impacts of TBI, yoga services that are safe and specific to TBI are largely inaccessible. For the past 5 years, LoveYourBrain has been working to address this gap through free programs grounded in yoga and mindfulness for people with TBI and their caregivers.“We’ve used our learnings from implementing the LoveYourBrain Yoga program to produce the first-ever study of best practices for delivering community-based yoga specifically for TBI,” remarked Dr. Kyla Pearce, Senior Director of LoveYourBrain Programs and Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Dartmouth College. “This will serve as a critical resource for yoga teachers and medical professionals seeking to make yoga services more accessible for the TBI community. And now with the launch of the LoveYourBrain Mindset program, we can reach people with TBI in their homes with safe and accessible yoga and meditation services to support their health and wellbeing during this challenging time.”TBI is caused by an external blow to the head, resulting in disrupted brain function that can range from mild (concussion) to severe. Each year, TBI affects more than 3 million people annually in the US and Canada alone, and is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. LoveYourBrain pioneered its Yoga, Retreat, and Education programs – offered across North America at no cost to participants – to empower the TBI community with new tools, resources, and connections. A series of published research studies on LoveYourBran Yoga have found diverse and clinically meaningful improvements in health outcomes from participants. “As LoveYourBrain continues to grow and expand in response to the health crisis of TBI, we do so with evaluation and evidence that ensure our programs work and are replicable,” said LoveYourBrain’s Board Chair, Pia Pearce. “This research is an important complement to our organization’s new virtual approach to program delivery.”To learn more about the LoveYourBrain Mindset, Yoga, and Retreat programs, visit LoveYourBrain at loveyourbrain.com(link is external).About LoveYourBrainThe LoveYourBrain Foundation is a national non-profit that improves the quality of life of people impacted by traumatic brain injury (TBI) and raises awareness about the importance of brain health through programs that build community and foster resilience. Guided by their family’s experience, brothers Kevin and Adam Pearce established LoveYourBrain in 2014 following Kevin’s severe TBI from a snowboarding accident prior to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Kevin’s remarkable resilience was documented and transformed into the award-winning HBO Documentary, “The Crash Reel,” which brought to light the experience and prevalence of TBIs. In response, LoveYourBrain developed programs and resources designed to create community and foster resilience. LoveYourBrain’s Yoga and Retreat programs are offered across North America, and the organization offers free online resources such as guided meditations, yoga classes, brain tips and community blog. Visit http://www.loveyourbrain.com(link is external) to learn more.Source: Norwich, Vermont — The LoveYourBrain Foundationlast_img read more

Remembering Edward Seaga – tributes pour in for former Jamaica Prime…

first_img Advance Digital Transformation – Prime Minister… Prime Minster of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon, Keith Rowley, hailed Mr. Seaga as a “Caribbean political stalwart” who was instrumental in the drafting of the Jamaican Constitution, and who served as Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition on two occasions. This period of service, he said, spanned 43 years of dedication to public service, particularly to the people of Jamaica. “As Caribbean people while we are poorer for his passing we can take comfort in being richer for his unstinting dedication and service to all of us,” PM Rowley said. Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon Roosevelt Skerrit highlighted the late Prime Minister’s legacy in “academia, sports and culture, including his direct involvement in helping develop the reggae art form in post-independence Jamaica.” “Dominicans will remember the close bonds he had with our own former Prime Minister the late Dame Eugenia Charles, and the admiration he shared for our country. Jamaica has lost one of its champions, and the Caribbean has lost one of its most central figures of the last years of the 20th century,” PM. Skerrit said. The late former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, opens the 1983 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives. To his right is the late former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Hugh Shearer. (Photo via JIS) Grenada Prime Minister, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, pointed to Mr. Seaga’s status as the longest serving parliamentarian in Jamaica and as a friend of Grenada. “Mr. Seaga was a personal friend and a friend of Grenada and of the New National Party. I recall him being one of the regional leaders who favoured the United States intervention in Grenada in 1983, which led to the return of democracy. Whichever side of the fence we sit on, we must appreciate that as our brother’s keeper, we do what we believe is in their best interest. In politics, there will always be supporters and detractors, but it is only fitting that we recognise the invaluable contributions made by those who devote themselves to public life. We know that in life, we must be prepared for death, but it is still unnerving when we are brought face to face with our mortality. Today, Jamaica lost a son and the region lost a supporter of regional integration who has advocated for changes to improve the process,” PM Mitchell said. Jamaica has lost a statesman, a builder and giant, and the Region will miss Mr. Seaga’s thoughtful commentary on matters of importance to its people, Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Mia Mottley said in her tribute. Grenada Govt. Clarifies Leaked Internal Circular on… Oct 15, 2020 Tributes Pour in for Former Barbados Prime MinisterTributes began pouring in via social media following the death of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur on Monday 27 July, with many recalling his intellect and passion for regional integration. Mr Arthur, 70, was Barbados’ longest serving Prime Minister. Leading the tributes, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, current Prime Minister…July 27, 2020In “Barbados”PM Harris calls for repositioning of CARICOM to address challenges(Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, has urged his fellow regional Heads of Government to take the necessary steps to reposition CARICOM in order to face the…February 26, 2019In “Associate Member States”Jamaica, Community have lost a towering figure – CARICOM SG on SeagaIn a message of condolence on the death of former Jamaica Prime Minister Edward Seaga, CARICOM Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque said that Jamaica and the Community had lost a towering figure. The condolence message was dispatched to Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica who announced the former Prime Minister’s passing…May 31, 2019In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 1, 2020 President of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger also extended sympathy to the government and people of Jamaica. “Mr. Seaga served as Jamaica’s Prime Minister from 1980 to 1989, and was the last surviving framer of the Jamaican constitution. At the age of 29, the former prime minister became the youngest person to be nominated to the Legislative Council (later the Senate) where he served for two years before becoming a Member of Parliament until his retirement in January 2005,” the President’s sympathy message read. Former Prime Ministers of Jamaica, PJ Patterson and Bruce Golding also paid tribute to Mr. Seaga. On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… Sep 29, 2020 Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon Andrew Holness, who announced the sad news on Tuesday afternoon, said he considered Mr. Seaga his political father. “He has been a great mentor, friend and guide in imparting the skills on strategic leadership and in building a nation. I owe him and indeed Jamaica owes him a debt of gratitude. He will forever remain in our hearts and minds,” he said in a Facebook post. In the House of Representatives, PM Holness said that for the former Prime Minister served this country for most of his life. “He was in this Parliament for over 40 years. He is truly, a great Jamaican. He participated in the framing of the Constitution and the development of so many institutions which now define Jamaica,” Mr. Holness said. He said a special sitting of the House would be held where Members could pay their respect to the late Prime Minister. See more  Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jamaica PM calls for Global Plan Similar to Marshall Plan You may be interested in… Current and former heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are among those paying tributes to former Jamaica Prime Minister the Most Hon. Edward Seaga who died on Tuesday 28 May 2019, on his 89th birthday. “A strong sense of both regionalism and responsibility permeated the Rt. Hon. Edward Seaga’s leadership style and politics, resulting in him being widely admired and respected as an influential force within the Caribbean Community,” CARICOM Chairman, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis said. “My Colleague Heads of Government and I will always carry Edward Seaga’s hopeful message in our hearts as we strive to maintain the standing of our region as a zone of peace and stability buttressed by respect for human rights and democracy.  These are guiding principles from which we shall never depart, and we will long remember the crucial role that Edward Seaga played in establishing them,” he added. Jamaica Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen, hailed Mr. Seaga as one of the principal architects of Jamaica’s post-independence governance structure. Sep 30, 2020last_img read more

Sixth annual bar placement scheme

first_imgThe Bar Council hosted its sixth annual bar placement scheme last week, in conjunction with the Social Mobility Foundation. The scheme encourages talented children to aim for the bar regardless of their social or economic background.last_img