Stories, Tips and Resources   ||   Issue #2 March 2015 Dear Reader, Welcome to Good Chi News. This is our second edition and I hope you'll enjoy it

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Stories, Tips and Resources   ||   Issue #2 March 2015


Dear Reader,

Welcome to Good Chi News. This is our second edition and I hope you'll enjoy it and find it useful. I was hoping to get this issue out early March but I had a billion biz bits to do so it's a late issue.

Chris Bennett
Chris Chi


Chair Chi Plus Pilot Study


I'm looking forward to starting our Chair Chi Plus pilot study next week at an aged care centre located here in Melbourne, Australia.

I'm working with 6 low care and high care aged care residents over 6 weeks, running 3 Chair Chi Plus sessions per week.

The aim of this pilot study is to:
1. Increase Leg Strength
2. Improve Balance
3. Achieve a Cardiovascular Workout
4. Enhance Emotional/Psychological wellbeing

After the pilot study is completed I'll produce a report and publish the findings.


Tai Chi and Parkinson's Disease


Here's an article on how Tai Chi can improve symptoms of Parkinson's Disease by Brenda Goodmand, MA and reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD:

Tai Chi Improves Symptons of Parkinson's Disease.

Check out the sources for the article - impressive!


Top 5 Regrets of the Dying


Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse working in palliative care, wrote a book called the Top 5 Regrets of Dying where she interviewed patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives.

She discovered their top 5 regrets were:

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard.
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

It certainly makes me reflect on what is really important in life.


Upcoming Chair Chi Training Workshops


Ideal for lifestyle staff, physiotherapists, carers, volunteers and health trainers, this comprehensive training program teaches how to deliver Chair Chi sessions for low and high care residents in a safe and practical way.

Level One is on the first day and, for your convenience, Level Two is offered on the next day if you are interested.

Onsite training also available.


* Bendigo: April 13,14
* Sale: June 1,2
* Shepparton: June 15,16
* Melbourne: June 22, 23
* Brisbane August 17,18
* Sydney: September 21,22
* Adelaide: November 9,10

Further details and program schedule

Book now for the early bird special price!