Wellness

Explore lifestyle approaches and strategies to live well with multiple sclerosis.

Upcoming programs

 
Mindfulness Meditation Course

Lynne Morrison is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist and Meditation Teacher.
This comprehensive 8 week Mindfulness Meditation Course is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and will enable you to understand the theory and practice of Mindfulness. 

Each week we practice Mindfulness Meditation.  
We also look at theory and different aspects of Mindfulness & its practice- discussing and touching on topics such as: 
Relaxation techniques 
Styles of meditation
Establishing a regular meditation practice
The Stress response
Benefits of mindfulness meditation
Epigenetics & neuroplasticity
The steps to develop a Mindfulness Meditation practice
Posture, attitude & resistance to meditation
The two aspects of mind
Mindfulness of breath, mindfulness of emotions & mindfulness of body
Dealing with thoughts & excessive thinking
Integrating mindfulness into everyday life 
Further reading suggestions and support with on-going Meditation practice

8 Week Program
Friday 12 noon – 1.30pm
February 3 – April 7 2017 (No session on Feb 24 or March 24)

For more information and registration
 

 
Tai Chi

Maintaining health and wellness is vital for people living with chronic health conditions.
MS endorses a holistic approach to living a healthy lifestyle that includes a focus on exercise, fatigue management, stress management and nutrition.

Jane Monk is a Tai Chi instructor with 16 years of experience. Jane also trained as a physiotherapist and hence brings this knowledge of health and wellbeing to her Tai Chi practice. Jane works for Harmony Tai Chi under Tai Chi Master Konrad Dorn.

This 6 week webinar series of Tai Chi is suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise which can be done either sitting or standing.
The reported benefits of Tai Chi are increased coordination, balance and flexibility, as well as an enhanced sense of wellbeing.

6 Week Program
Tuesdays 21 February - 28 March 6.00pm - 6.45pm
Cost :
$60 for the 6 week program Payment options are available for more information please refer to the Tai Chi by webinar flyer

 
Eat Well Live  Well

Nicola Graham, Nutritionist was engaged by MS in 2015 to develop the Eat Well, Live Well section of the MS website.
Come and join us for a healthy lunch and fun, interactive and informative sessions covering the E.S.S.E.N.T.I.A.L.S. of healthy living and wellbeing. Learn what foods are proven to help manage symptoms, get the latest on supplements and superfoods and discover the best tips for wellbeing. You can also find out about the NDIS, peer support programs and services from MS – all for free!

Wollongong, NSW

Thursday 23 February 11.00am - 3.00pm

 
Eat Well Live  Well

Nicola Graham, Nutritionist was engaged by MS in 2015 to develop the Eat Well, Live Well section of the MS website.
Come and join us for a healthy lunch and fun, interactive and informative sessions covering the E.S.S.E.N.T.I.A.L.S. of healthy living and wellbeing. Learn what foods are proven to help manage symptoms, get the latest on supplements and superfoods and discover the best tips for wellbeing. You can also find out about the NDIS, peer support programs and services from MS – all for free!

Camden, NSW

Saturday 25 February 11.00am - 3.00pm

 
Exercise - The Best Medicine for MS Information Session

Did you know that 78% of people with multiple sclerosis undertake no physical activity at all, and yet the evidence is clear – exercise is one of the best lifestyle changes you can make if you have multiple sclerosis. Research has shown that when people with multiple sclerosis start exercising they quickly improve physically, and their brain benefits, too.

The National Health Co-op, in collaboration with MS and SERVICE ONE Alliance Bank, is holding a free education session on Tuesday, 7 March 2017 to discuss the relationship between MS and exercise.
In this highly informative session, Dr. Phu Hoang, MS Physiotherapist Consultant and researcher, will outline the benefits of exercise and offer tips on how to get started on an exercise program specifically designed for people with multiple sclerosis. You will discover what physical activities to undertake and how much to do for the best health results. The session will also look at the barriers and concerns about exercising with multiple sclerosis, along with strategies to overcome them.

Anyone interested in learning more about exercise and its role in multiple sclerosis management and wellbeing is encouraged to attend. You are welcome to invite a guest.

Deaking, ACT

Tuesday 7 March 5.45pm - 7.00pm

Exploring Wellness - Strong relationships matter

MS recognises that a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis will have an impact on relationships in many and varied ways.  This program which is open to people with multiple sclerosis and their partners will discuss the importance of strong relationships and provide strategies and techniques to build and maintain strong and resilient relationships 
The program will be presented by MS social worker Kim Hamilton, Kim holds a Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy.

Canberra, ACT

Saturday 1 April 11.00am - 2.00pm

For more information or to register please email education@ms.org.au or call MS Connect™ (Freecall 1800 042 138).

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