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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.
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Friday, November 30 • 1:10pm - 2:00pm
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Mindfulness is becoming a part of the day to day experience for many people and organizations. Fortune 500 Companies are teaching and encouraging their employees and successful leaders are embedding mindfulness into the workplace routine. The exciting news is that not only does the practice benefit employees, it has deep and far-reaching benefits for the people they support. How often are we told to remain calm in the face of crisis? Many of us do not have the skill set to do this or to stay calm when things begin to escalate. Currently, a program is being finalized in Ontario, that focuses on teaching caregivers the practice of mindfulness to better equip them to support others. In this presentation, we will be examining elements of this program and other modalities of mindfulness in the work environment. Through lecture, examples, video and active learning, participants will begin to understand how this simple tool can make a difference in our own lives and those that we support. In this session, participants will: • complete a simple mindfulness practice, • investigate how the fMRI’s and science are beginning to quantify how mindfulness works, • demonstrate how this practice is being used to support those who are perceived as “challenging”, • explore ideas for using mindfulness to support ourselves and others when things get difficult, • access a number of resources for continued learning and practice of mindfulness.

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Sheldon Schwitek

Founder, In the Company of Others
In the Company of Others understands and promotes the power of relationships within organizations and the larger community in support of social justice issues. We strengthen the effectiveness of social justice work in organizations, teams and individuals using a framework that encompasses... Read More →

Friday November 30, 2018 1:10pm - 2:00pm PST
Medford - Lower Level 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201