So far I have delivered two Chair Chi workshops in the aged care sector. One for a nursing home and one for a retirement village. Next week I have two more sessions booked so my workshops are starting to take off.
And what a pleasure it is in working with elderly people.
It was fun and inspiring not only to share the Chi exercises but also the wonderful conversations and stories during the session.
When I arrived at one place an elderly lady, in her seventies, motioned with her hand to come over and sit next to her. And in ten minutes before the session started she told me her life story which was fascinating to listen to.
In these sessions I ‘ve learned that it’s not all about the exercises, though they are important and that’s why I am there. The important thing is to spread good Chi by engaging with the residents which requires listening, sharing stories, patience, humour and empowering them with skills that they can manage to practice.
I can’t wait until the next session. It should be fun.