Teacher: Lori Moffett
Date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Description: How can we reduce stress and burnout from caring for our loved one? Are there tools that can be learned when you are feeling overwhelmed, irritable, angry, or sad? Do you have moments when your mother with Alzheimer’s disease has asked the same doggone question all day long, you know she can’t help it, but it is trying your last nerve.
What do you do?
Scream (sometimes), cry (sometimes), or run (wishful thinking)? Is there a better way to respond?
The answer is YES.
In Urban Zen Integrative Therapy, we teach family caregivers to pause before reacting. How? By noticing sensations in the body or observing the breath. Slowing down enough to mom’s constant questions and figuring out how to respond with compassion.
What is UZIT?
Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) is a layering of relaxation techniques that includes: Mindful Movement, Restorative Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, and Essential Oils to reduce stress in daily life. In this two-hour UZIT workshop we will address: anxiety, insomnia, and exhaustion; caregivers will walk away feeling renewed, refreshed, and recharged plus walk with tools that they can use in their daily life. No yoga experience necessary. Please dress in layers for warmth and comfort.
Lori Guth Moffett is a certified Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master, Director of the UZIT Program at Zusman Hospice, and UZIT Master Teacher. Since 2013 Lori has sat at the bedside of the dying; she believes bearing witness is the heart and soul of the UZIT practice and her best teachers are those who are in that bed taking their last breath. The only way Lori is able to do work at the bedside of the dying is caring deeply for her mind, body, and spirit; by spending time with people and animals she loves, the UZIT practice, being in nature, working out, signing and volunteering with Harmony Project Choir, and attending Friday night Shabbat Services at Temple Israel.