The Tai Chi for Mental Health & Cognitive Improvement Program
|Course price||($450 (GST excl) - This special offer for limited time is only available to fitness professionals. The cost for the 2-day course covers the 15-CEC course fee, morning and afternoon tea, an instructional DVD valued at $54 and the course certification.)|
|Approval term||28/02/2016 - 28/02/2018|
|Course type||Face to face|
|Course provider||Exercise Medicine Australia|
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Mental health disorder and dementia have been identified as national health priorities. There is compelling evidence that Tai Chi is effective in improving mental health and wellbeing and reducing stress, anxiety and depression. There is also growing evidence that Tai Chi reduces the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Based on compelling research evidence and guided by exercise prescription principles, the Tai Chi for Mental Health and Cognitive Improvement Program is a safe, targeted and cognitive Tai Chi intervention program to effectively achieve mental and physical relaxation; reduce stress, anxiety and depression; facilitate motor skills and motor sequence learning and executive control through its specially designed motor task training techniques; prevent cognitive decline and dementia; reduce disability and behavioural and psychological symptoms; and improve functional ability and quality of life.
The course is co-presented by Dr Henry Zheng (PhD UNSW), a research fellow in physical activity for primary prevention and rehabilitation, and Alice L Yuan, a leading international Tai Chi and Qigong authority and national Tai Chi and Qigong Accreditation head instructor.