Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba Brain Injury Association (MBIA) has announced that it’s Wellness Program will be provided in a virtual environment starting on April 1, 2020.

“People who have suffered brain injury for the first time or those who have lived with a brain injury often feels isolated, frustrated, or confused about their symptoms,” said Gladys Hrabi, Executive Director of Manitoba Brain Injury Association. “During this time of uncertainty, we believe that we need to take care of ourselves more than ever as anxiety and fears are at its peak. In line with ‘Here to Be’ mission, we do not want physical and social distancing create barriers to access to yoga, meditation, and self-care.”

Research has shown that yoga, breathing exercises and mindfulness meditation appear to have strong relaxing and stress reduction quality which is beneficial for the overall recovery from brain injury and stroke. Participating in a communal event such as MBIA Wellness program, albeit virtual, creates a support system in this time of social and physical distancing.

Offered through Zoom, the MBIA Wellness Program will be broadcasted live on MBIA’s Facebook page starting April 1, 2020 at 2pm. Registration is not required, everyone is welcome to join.