Workshops

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving

This is a new curriculum specifically written for cancer survivors. This class is part of a randomized control trial through the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Techniques for recognizing and managing existing side effects and symptoms of cancer and its treatment will be covered. These classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life.  

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Whatever the diagnosis, this is the class that teaches and supports participants in making better choices and practicing self-management! These classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

An evidence-based program from Stanford University, the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior center, churches, libraries and hospitals. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3)appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, 6) pacing activity and rest, and, 7) how to evaluate new treatments. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participant's confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.  

Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Program is a group-based, evidence-based lifestyle change program to help reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. The program consists of 16 group core sessions delivered over no more than 24 weeks, followed by a post-core for the remainder of the year. Participants will reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes by 1) losing weight through healthy eating 2) being more physically active, and 3) learning to recognize and overcome barriers to healthy eating and physical activity. 

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This class is specifically geared to people living with diabetes and their caregivers. The class teaches making healthy choices and self-management skills. It is highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their diabetes and maintain an active and fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Falls Screening

Find out if you are at risk for a fall and what you can do to help prevent falls.Screenings are 30 minutes or less and include a series of questions about falls history, health history, daily life and activities. A simple strength, gait & balance tests (optional) are conducted. Results are kept private and will help determine what type of falls prevention activity or class would be most beneficial for you. 

Matter of Balance

This community class is designed to reduce the fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve activity levels among community-dwelling older adults.  

Moving for Better Balance

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® (TJQMBB; formally known as Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance®) is an evidence-based fall prevention program derived from a contemporary routine known as Simplified 24-Form Tai Ji Quan (pronounced tye gee chuwan). This class transforms martial arts movements into a therapeutic regimen aimed at improving postural stability, awareness and mindful control of body positioning in space, functional walking, movement symmetry and coordination, range of motion around the ankle and hip joints, and lower-extremity muscle strength. 

N'Balance

A high quality and effective fall prevention class that achieves results! Students will enjoy practice exercises and movements to strengthen their core balance and to overcome the fear of falling. This is an evidence-based program designed from the kinetic principles of FallProof!, a balance program created by California State University/Fullerton. 

National Diabetes Prevention Program-Spanish

Taught in Spanish, the National Diabetes Program is a group-based, evidence-based lifestyle change program to help reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. The program consists of 16 group core sessions delivered over no more than 24 weeks, followed by a post-core for the remainder of the year. Participants will reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes by 1) losing weight through healthy eating 2) being more physically active, and 3) learning to recognize and overcome barriers to healthy eating and physical activity. 

Stepping On

Building confidence and reducing falls, Stepping On is a small group program designed to reduce falls and build confidence in older adults. The program is a two-hour session once a week for seven weeks, followed by a booster session three months later. Participants engage in building self-confidence, making decisions and adding safety strategies to their everyday life. Guest experts lead segments in the areas of exercise, vision, medications and community safety. Stepping On covers a range of topics including fear of falling, strength and balance exercises, home hazards, safe footwear and safe clothing, vision as it relates to falls, community mobility, coping after a fall and understanding medication risks. 

Tai Chi for Arthritis

The class focuses on relieving the symptoms of arthritis. Proven to reduce pain, it is a safe exercise. It is ideal for beginners, with or without arthritis. The special feature of Tai Chi for Arthritis is that it is easy and enjoyable to learn, bringing with it the many health benefits safely and quickly. 

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention

The class focuses on relieving the symptoms of arthritis. Proven to reduce pain, it is a safe exercise. It is ideal for beginners, with or without arthritis. The special feature of Tai Chi for Arthritis is that it is easy and enjoyable to learn, bringing with it the many health benefits safely and quickly. 

Tomando Control de su Diabetes (Spanish DSMP)

This self-management class is conducted entirely in Spanish and is specifically geared to people living with diabetes and their family caregivers. The class is highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Tomando Control de su Salud

Taught entirely in Spanish. Whatever the diagnosis, this is the class that teaches and supports participants in making better choices and practicing self-management. These culturally competent classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Trainings

A Matter of Balance

This 1-day Leader/Coach Training class prepares the participant to deliver the community class which is designed to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve activity levels among community-dwelling older adults. The program requires 2 Leaders/Coaches to lead the community class. Participants will: illustrate following the leader manual content and process; recognize that for older adults, the fear of falling is a significant risk factor in falling; use effective modeling strategies in leading the group exercises; and recognize how to handle difficult people and situations appropriately. Class includes the training manual. CEU transcripts are available 2 weeks after the completion of the training. Contact COAW two weeks after the class to request your transcript; info@coaw.org or 303-984-1845. One of the goals for participants in the community class is to begin gentle exercise and activity. Watch this video to see what this gentle exercise component of the class is. Colorado Physical Therapist new Continuing Competency Requirements COAW: Academy classes meet the Category I PDA requirements. A CEU from COAW is equal to 10 contact hours (PDAs). This training earns .7 CEU. 

Cancer:Thriving and Surviving

 

CDSMP/HLC Refresher

 

Chronic Disease Self Management Program

This 4-day class is the for the person wanting to make a difference in the lives of those with chronic conditions! The program is evidence-based from Stanford University and trains leaders to facilitate the chronic disease self-management class for the older adult community. A co-leader is required to deliver these community classes. This class is highly participatory, where participants engage in various group discussion topics. Participants will: illustrate following the Leader Manual content and process; recognize how to handle problem people appropriately; use positive reinforcement techniques with group members; apply strategies to encourage group participation and use effective modeling strategies. The class includes a Leader Manual, a reference book and CD. CEU transcripts are available 2 weeks after the completion of the training. Contact COAW two weeks after the class to request your transcript; info@coaw.org or 303-984-1845. Colorado Physical Therapist new Continuing Competency Requirements COAW: Academy classes meet the Category I PDA requirements. A CEU from COAW is equal to 10 contact hours (PDAs). This training earns 2.4 CEUs. 

Chronic Pain Self Management Program

 

Cross Training for Cancer:Thriving and Surviving

 

Cross Training for Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

 

Cross Training for Diabetes Self-Management Program

 

Cross Training for Enhanced CDSMP-Leisure Ed

 

Diabetes Self Management Program

 

Instructor Training: Tai Chi for Arthritis Update & Part II

This 2-day class provides an update for returning instructors who have completed the Tai Chi for Arthritis I and an additional day of practice for those just completing the Tai Chi for Arthritis I. This class then teaches 9 new moves. Tai Chi for Arthritis was designed by Dr. Lam and a team of Tai Chi and medical experts (www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org) by combining traditional Tai Chi, medical knowledge and teaching methodology. Participants will: use the form and complementary warm-up and cool-down sets; identify practical ways to integrate the 6 basic Tai Chi principles into existing therapeutic interventions, exercises and activities; identify the characteristics of arthritis as well as the research that validates Tai Chi's benefits for this condition; discuss ways to safely modify the form movements to adjust for an individual's capabilities and limitations; apply how to teach the form or any therapeutic movement using Dr. Lam's interactive teaching method; and identify ways to use sequenced Tai Chi movements to improve physical and psychological functional performance. Successful participants will receive a 2-year certification to teach the class from the Tai Chi for Health Institute. This class comes with a training manual and training DVD. COAW CEU transcripts are available 2 weeks after the completion of the training. Contact Pam Allen, pam@coaw.org or 303-984-1845 to request your transcript. Colorado Physical Therapist new Continuing Competency Requirements COAW: Academy classes meet the Category I PDA requirements. A CEU from COAW is equal to 10 contact hours (PDAs). 

Leader Training - 2013 TCC Update

 

Maryland DHMH Webinar Series

 

Master Trainer Select DPP

Master Trainer Select training is held at Emory University. 

Master Training - Cancer: Thriving and Surviving

 

Master Training - Healthier Living Colorado-Diabetes™

 

Master Training - Matter of Balance

 

Master Training - N'Balance

N’Balance is a community-based class that teaches older adults: strategies to maintain balance; coordination improvement; ways to navigate around physical obstacles, thus decreasing the fear of falling; body-listening skills and finding center of gravity; proper posture and gait; exercises to increase lower body and core strength; and confidence Thus this N’Balance Instructor Training teaches participants how to design and conduct an N’Balance community class for older adults. During this instructor training, students learn how to do pre and post assessments of participant’s balance strength and weaknesses. Then students develop and lead progressive exercises to improve balance. This Master Training class is for pre-approved N’Balance Instructors to learn how to train new Instructors for the program. 

Master Training - Tomando Control Colorado Diabetes™

 

Master Training - Tomando Control Colorado™

 

Master Training in CDSMP

 

Motivational Interviewing for Health & Wellness Workshop

Motivational interviewing is effective in enhancing people’s readiness, willingness, and ability to change. Participants in this one-day workshop will be introduced to skills to use in successful motivational interviewing, including the ability to ask open ended questions, the ability to provide affirmations, the capacity for reflective listening, and the ability to periodically provide summary statements. This workshop is for those who work with adults in healthcare and community wellness settings; healthcare professionals, medical office personnel, wellness and fitness professionals in community and recreation centers, etc. 

Motivational Interviewing Workshop - Clinical Track

This Motivational Interviewing Workshop is tailored for those professionals who work in a clinical setting (physicians, MAs, PAs, nurses, front office personnel, etc.) MI is a conversational approach used when working with patients/clients, that helps them to move toward making positive behavioral changes to support better health. Motivational Interviewing is effective in enhancing people's readiness, willingness, and motivation to make positive changes. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to skills to use in successful motivational interviewing. These skills include: the ability to ask open ended questions; the ability to provide affirmations; the capacity for reflective listening; and the ability to periodically provide summary statements. 

Motivational Interviewing Workshop - Community Track

This Motivational Interviewing Workshop is tailored for those health and wellness professionals who work in a community setting (senior centers, senior housing, recreation centers, etc.) MI is a conversational approach used when working with patients/clients, that helps them to move toward making positive behavioral changes to support better health. Motivational Interviewing is effective in enhancing people's readiness, willingness, and motivation to make positive changes. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to skills to use in successful motivational interviewing. These skills include: the ability to ask open ended questions; the ability to provide affirmations; the capacity for reflective listening; and the ability to periodically provide summary statements. 

N'Balance™

N’Balance is the falls prevention class that addresses the physical factors affecting balance. Techniques to lower the risk of falls through the medium of exercise are taught in this evidence-based program from COAW. N’Balance is different from other falls prevention programs in that it engages the body and mind. Lesson plans are made for each class, dependent upon each participant’s balance needs. Pre-testing and post-testing is provided for each class participant. The class design can accommodate all functional levels. A single instructor may conduct the community classes where participants engage in exercises and movements to improve balance and coordination, strengthen lower body muscles and increase confidence. All levels can be appropriately challenged in the same community class. Successful participants of this 4-day instructor training class will: recognize the major systems that affect balance and the impact each has on balance; understand, demonstrate and integrate pre and post N’Balance participant test results; design lesson plans based on the understanding and integration of the N’ pre and post test results; identify and facilitate balance techniques through the medium of exercise; identify safety issues for an N’Balance Community Class and the safety cues to use; and understand and communicate the unique attributes of the N’Balance program. This training class includes the Instructor Manual, Instructor Toolkit and follow-up by the COAW implementation staff as new instructors begin offering the N’Balance community class. Successful participants will receive a one-year certification to offer this class in the community, under the licensure of the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness. CEU transcripts are available 2 weeks after the completion of the training. Contact COAW two weeks after the class to request your transcript; info@coaw.org or 303-984-1845. Colorado Physical Therapist new Continuing Competency Requirements COAW: Academy classes meet the Category I PDA requirements. A CEU from COAW is equal to 10 contact hours (PDAs). This training earns 2.8 CEUs. 

National Diabetes Prevention Program

 

Quick Start Workshop

This fun and interactive workshop will give new leaders in all COAW's programs the marketing and logistics information needed to implement community classes. 

Seated Tai Chi For Arthritis

What is Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis? This modified seated version of Tai Chi for Arthritis can be enjoyed by anyone wishing to practice tai chi sitting down. People with almost any chronic condition can learn to improve their health and mobility. This safe easy-to-learn program relieves pain and improves health and quality of life. Based on the Sun style of tai chi, Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis (Seated TCA) is easy to learn, effective and safe. It improves flexibility, muscle strength, increases heart/lung activity, aligns posture, improves balance, and integrates the mind and body. **Pre Requisite for Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis: TCA or TCA Fall Prevention Instructor** 

Self-Management Coach Training

This workshop was previously named "Community Health Coach Training Workshop". This name change more appropriately describes the workshop. A self-management health coach is a supportive advocate to participants in the Stanford model for Chronic Disease Self-management Program. Coaches perform pre and post assessments, as well as, provide ongoing feedback to the participants as they face challenges in managing their health and establishing health-related goals. Coaches do not practice medicine, provide health care or give advice of any kind, medical or otherwise. This 2 day workshop includes; motivational interviewing techniques, reflective listening, role-playing, review of the Stanford 6-week model for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, introduction to assessment tools such as Qualify of Life, Wellness Wheel, Patient Activation Measure and Bioimpedence Analysis, writing of action plans and identifying community resources. Coaches will identify self-management skills, reinforce problem-solving techniques and encourage self-confidence. The focus is primarily working with individuals with a chronic health condition. Good candidates to become health coaches are; healthcare professionals, personal trainers, recreation professionals, community volunteers, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Leaders, etc. 

Stepping On

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention Recertification

This one-day class is for anyone with a Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention certification that is about to expire. If the last time you were certified was 2 years ago, then this class is for you. This class is day 2 of a 2-day Instructor Training. Successful participants will lead the class in the Tai Chi for Arthritis form and pass a multiple choice test. .7 CEU is available for this class. Contact COAW two weeks after the class to request your transcript; Sarah@coaw.org or 303-984-1845. Colorado Physical Therapist new Continuing Competency Requirements COAW: Academy classes meet the Category I PDA requirements. A CEU from COAW is equal to 10 contact hours (PDAs). This training earns .7 CEU. 

Tai Chi for Arthritis Recertification

 

Tai Chi for Diabetes

This 2-day class was designed by Dr. Lam and a team of Tai Chi and medical experts (www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org) by combining traditional Tai Chi, medical knowledge and teaching methodology. Tai Chi for Diabetes is designed to help improve the control of diabetes and will help minimize the risk of complications of diabetes by improving heart/lung funtion, muscular strength, flexibility, balance, and stress reduction. Participants will: use the form and complementary warm-up and cool-down sets; identify practical ways to integrate the 6 basic Tai Chi principles into existing therapeutic interventions, exercises and activities; identify the characteristics of diabetes as well as the research that validates Tai Chi's benefits for this condition; discuss ways to safely modify the form movements to adjust for an individual's capabilities and limitations; apply how to teach the form or any therapeutic movement using Dr. Lam's interactive teaching method; and identify ways to use sequenced Tai Chi movements to improve physical and psychological functional performance. Successful participants will receive a 2-year certification to teach the class from the Tai Chi for Health Institute. This class comes with a training manual, training DVD and Tai Chi for Diabetes Handbook. COAW CEU transcripts are available 2 weeks after the completion of the training. Contact Pam Allen, pam@coaw.org or 303-984-1845 to request your transcript. Colorado Physical Therapist new Continuing Competency Requirements COAW: Academy classes meet the Category I PDA requirements. A CEU from COAW is equal to 10 contact hours (PDAs). 

Tai Chi for Diabetes Recertification

This one-day class is for anyone with a Tai Chi for Diabetes certification that is about to expire. If the last time you were certified was 2 years ago, then this class is for you. This class is day 2 of a 2-day Instructor Training. Successful participants will lead the class in the Tai Chi for Diabetes form and pass a multiple choice test. .7 CEU is available for this class. Contact Pam Allen 2 weeks after the class to request your transcript; pam@coaw.org or 303-984-1845. Colorado Physical Therapist new Continuing Competency Requirements COAW: Academy classes meet the Category I PDA requirements. A CEU from COAW is equal to 10 contact hours (PDAs). 

Tai Chi for Osteoporosis

This 2-day class was designed by Dr. Lam and a team of Tai Chi and medical experts (www.taichiproductions.com) by combining traditional Tai Chi, medical knowledge and teaching methodology. Tai Chi for Osteoporosis will improve relaxation, fitness and health, build strength, improve relaxation and balance, slow the loss of bone density and can reduce the risk of falls. Participants will: use the form and complementary warm-up and cool-down sets; identify practical ways to integrate the 6 basic Tai Chi principles into existing therapeutic interventions, exercises and activities; identify the characteristics of osteoporosis as well as the research that validates Tai Chi's benefits for this condition; discuss ways to safely modify the form movements to adjust for an individual's capabilities and limitations; apply how to teach the form or any therapeutic movement using Dr. Lam's interactive teaching method; and identify ways to use sequenced Tai Chi movements to improve physical and psychological functional performance. Successful participants will receive a 2-year certification to teach the class from the Tai Chi for Health Institute. This class comes with a training manual and training DVD. COAW CEU transcripts are available 2 weeks after the completion of the training. Contact Pam Allen, pam@coaw.org or 303-984-1845 to request your transcript. Colorado Physical Therapist new Continuing Competency Requirements COAW: Academy classes meet the Category I PDA requirements. A CEU from COAW is equal to 10 contact hours (PDAs). 

Tai Chi for Osteoporosis Recertification

This one-day class is for anyone with a Tai Chi for Osteoporosis certification that is about to expire. If the last time you were certified was 2 years ago, then this class is for you. This class is day 2 of a 2-day Instructor Training. Successful participants will lead the class in the Tai Chi for Osteoporosis form and pass a multiple choice test. .7 CEU is available for this class. Contact Pam Allen 2 weeks after the class to request your transcript; pam@coaw.org or 303-984-1845. Colorado Physical Therapist new Continuing Competency Requirements COAW: Academy classes meet the Category I PDA requirements. A CEU from COAW is equal to 10 contact hours (PDAs). 

Tai Chi- Moving for Better Balance

 

Tomando Control de su Diabetes

 

Tomando Control de su Salud