LEARN TO BE MINDFUL: A Virtual Program for People with Developmental Disabilities and their Siblings

We are excited to announce this upcoming webinar series! LEARN TO BE MINDFUL:
A Virtual Program for People with Developmental Disabilities and their Siblings

Learn mindfulness strategies to help cope with stress, enhance your relationships, and improve your overall health and well-being. This virtual mindfulness program is developed for adults with DD and their siblings.

You can participate in the mindfulness series by learning through the self-paced course and/or participating in the live Zoom sessions.  You can login to the self-paced course at any time convenient for you to learn strategies to enhance your life. Then, you can connect with others in a community of learning during the live Zoom sessions.

Session 1: Becoming mindful and keeping your mind in the present

December 15, 20207-8pm CT (Self-paced course available from December 1st, 2020)

Session 2: Acceptance and willingness to experience life

January 19, 2021  7-8pm CT (Self-paced course available from January 1st, 2021)

Session 3: Living and committing to a life you value

February 16, 2021  7-8pm CT (Self-paced course available from February 1st, 2021)

While we encourage you to complete the self-paced course before attending a live Zoom session, it is not required.

You can participate in all 3 topics or choose one or two.  You do not need to participate in session 1 in order to participate in the session 2 or 3.

We encourage siblings to participate with their brothers and sisters with disabilities, though it is not required.  Share this information with our siblings with and without disabilities and make it a whole family affair.  Even if you live in different locations, you can all participate remotely and encourage each other to learn and maintain mindfulness practices.

Groups are welcome to participate, such as friends who live together at a group home or other group setting.  Service providers can register and support groups to participate.

This project is a partnership of the Sibling Leadership Network, the Cognition Behavior and Mindfulness Clinic at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Illinois Self-Advocacy Alliance, and The Arc of Illinois. Funding provided in part by NCHPAD.



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