Mental health disorder and dementia have been identified as national and international health priority. 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 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 through specially designed motor task training techniques; prevent cognitive decline and dementia; reduce disability and behavioural and psychological symptoms; and improve functional abilities and the quality of life.
How To Enrol In This Course
This course is available in face to face; real time teaching over Zoom; and self-paced online learning. To enrol in this course as a face-to-face course or Zoom course, click the ‘ENROL IN FACE-TO-FACE COURSE’ button for the course dates and registration. Click here to view the course dates
To enrol in this course as a self-paced online learning course, click the ‘ENROL IN ONLINE COURSE’ button for the course registration. You have the freedom to complete the course at your own pace in your own time and space.
AU$545+GST for 2-day face-to-face or Zoom training course;
AU$450+GST for self-paced online course
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Mental health disorder and dementia
The Tai Chi for Mental Health and Cognitive Improvement Program