Tai Chi for Mental Health and Cognition

Course introduction

Mental health disorders and dementia have been identified as national and international health priority areas. Globally, depression is estimated to be the number one cause of disability in both developed and developing countries by 2030. As the ageing population expands rapidly, dementia is emerging as one of the fastest growing sources of major disease burden and the leading cause of disability in the elderly population.

A recent systematic review of 17 randomised control trials has concluded 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 is effective in reducing the risk of cognitive decline and dementia, and contributes to cognitive improvement. A recent systematic review of 11 randomized control trials concluded that Tai Chi significantly improved executive function and global cognitive function.

Based on the compelling research evidence, informed by exercise science and guided by exercise prescription principles and safety guidelines, ©the Tai Chi for Mental Health and Cognitive Improvement Program, also known as ©Tai Chi for Mental Health and Cognition, is designed to achieve mental and physical relaxation; reduce stress, anxiety and depression; facilitate motor skills and motor sequence learning and executive control; prevent cognitive decline and dementia; reduce disability and behavioural and psychological symptoms; and improve functional abilities and the quality of life.

What to learn

The course contains practical and theoretical module

Practical Module 

  • Step by step teaching and practice of the evidence-based Tai Chi intervention program led by the course instructors
  • How to practice/apply/teach the program safely and effectively

Theoretical Module 

  • Epidemiology of mental health disorders and dementia 
  • Modifiable risk factors of mental health disorders and dementia
  • Introduction to Tai Chi and the Tai Chi for Mental Health and Cognitive Improvement Program
  • Research evidence and exercise science underpinning the Tai Chi for Mental Health and Cognitive Improvement Program
  • Teaching and practice guidelines

Why choose this course by EMI

  • Based on compelling research evidence
  • Informed by exercise science
  • Guided by exercise prescription principles and safety guidelines
  • Accredited/approved by American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), AUSactive, among other national or international professional governing bodies
  • Over 20 years of dedication to continuing education for health and exercise professionals
  • High level of course participants’ satisfaction
  • Gaining certification to practice/teach the program in healthcare, community or residential settings
  • Expanding your professional skills and gaining 15 CPD / CECs for your processional development
  • Complete learning resources (course manual and step-by-step teaching video) provided
  • Ongoing professional development support

 

Cost

 

Self-paced Online Learning Course:
Regular: US$495
Now special for registration this month: US$329

2-Day Live Training Course Via Zoom
Regular: US$580
Now special for registration this month: US$439
The cost covers 9 hours of live training over 2 days via zoom plus full access to the course online for self learning and practice

 

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