Learn To Be Mindful: A Virtual Program for People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Siblings
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn mindfulness strategies to help cope with stress, enhance your relationships, and improve your overall health and well-being.
“Learn To Be Mindful” is a new virtual program for adults with developmental disabilities and their siblings.
You can learn mindfulness strategies to help cope with stress, enhance your relationships and improve your overall health and wellbeing.
You can participate in the mindfulness series by learning through the self-paced course and/or participating in the live Zoom sessions. You can log in 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.
The first live Zoom session is scheduled for Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. The topic is “Becoming mindful and keeping your mind in the present.”
To register and learn more about the program, visit the Sibling Leadership Network website.
The schedule for the remaining sessions is:
- Session 2: Acceptance and willingness to experience life
Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.
- Session 3: Living and committing to a life you value
Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.
While you are encouraged to complete the self-paced course before attending a live Zoom session, it is not required.
You can participate in all three topics or choose one or two. You do not need to participate in Session 1 in order to participate in Sessions 2 or 3.
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 is provided in part by NCHPAD.
Organizers encourage siblings to participate with their brothers and sisters with disabilities, though it is not required.
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.