BrainHealth and Stress Solutions - Military Caregiver Retreats powered by USAA Foundation

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BrainHealth and Stress Solutions - Military Caregiver Retreats powered by USAA Foundation

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Pause with a purpose. Find respite from the stressors of daily life while learning practical tools to improve your brain health and performance.

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM?

Building upon its five-year history of providing science-based cognitive training to military veterans, active duty service members, and their families, the Center for BrainHealth and its Brain Performance Institute have designed a retreat specifically for military caregivers. This retreat includes the Center’s cognitive training, Heart Rate Variability Training, iRest and an evening of spa activities.

WHO CAN BENEFIT?

These retreats are open to military caregivers defined as a family member, friend, or acquaintance who provides care to and assistance for a current or former military service member with a disabling physical or mental injury or illness.

IMPORTANT DATES

The Brain Performance Institute will host eight retreats:
October 26 - 28 | Dallas, TX
November 30 - December 1 | Washington, DC | Applications and registration now closed.
January 11-13 | Las Vegas, NV | Applications coming soon!
February 22-24 | San Antonio, TX | Applications coming soon!
April 5-7 | San Antonio, TX | Applications coming soon!
May 17-19 | San Diego, CA | Applications coming soon!
June 21-23 | Raleigh, NC | Applications coming soon!
July 19-21 | Dallas, TX | Applications coming soon!

The next retreat will take place January 11-January 13.
The application deadline is December 14 at 11:59 PM CST. Space is limited and applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
You will be notified of application status no later than December 14.
If your application is approved, you will be sent a link to register for the retreat.
The deadline for registration and $50 refundable deposit is December 20.
If you are wait-listed, and a spot opens up, you will be notified and then sent a link to register which must be completed by December 20.

DEPOSIT

Offered at no cost to military caregivers, this retreat includes double-occupancy hotel accommodations, meals, workshop materials and evening activities. Space is limited. A $50 refundable deposit will be required to confirm registration. Refunds will be made upon completion of the entire retreat.

WHAT IS THE RETREAT SCHEDULE?

Friday Evening: 
6 PM - Arrival and Check-In to Hotel
7 PM - Welcome and Dinner

Saturday:
8 AM - Breakfast
9 AM - High Performance Cognitive Training
12 PM - Lunch
1 PM - Heart Rate Variability Training
4 PM - iRest
6 - 8 PM - Dinner and evening activity

Sunday:
8 AM - Breakfast
9 AM - High Performance Cognitive Training
12 PM - Lunch and Depart

WHERE WILL THE RETREAT TAKE PLACE?

Las Vegas, NV - exact location TBD.

Travel assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Caroline Aston Wilson at Caroline.Aston@utdallas.edu for more information.

CONTACT

For questions regarding the benefits of retreat programming, contact Katie Hinds at Katie.Hinds@utdallas.edu or by phone at 972.883.3338.

For questions regarding logistics, please contact Cheryl Endres at Cheryl.Endres@utdallas.edu or by phone at 580.284.9522.

What are the benefits?

Perform at your best with strategies that inspire efficiency, productivity and quality of life. Discover the newest methods in stress management, and take-home exercises, practical tips and solutions to increase resilience and restore balance.

Strengthen key cognitive functions:


HIGH PERFORMANCE COGNITIVE TRAINING
HIGH PERFORMANCE COGNITIVE TRAINING
The Center for BrainHealth’s science-based Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART) strategies can enhance brain performance today and improve brain health in the future. More than a decade of clinical trials have demonstrated that the strategies taught in this workshop strengthen the brain’s frontal networks - regions that support attention, planning, judgment and emotional management.* *Specific outcomes of the training are not guaranteed. Different individuals may use the tools in different ways. Maximum brain change results from the completion of all steps in the SMART program and continual adoption of brain strategies.
OPTIMIZE HEART-BRAIN CONNECTION
OPTIMIZE HEART-BRAIN CONNECTION
The Heart-Rate Variability (HRV) training program teaches evidence-based techniques that help bring bodily systems into balance. Learn to manage your physiology in the moment to help navigate challenging situations, optimize performance, increase resilience capacity, and to flourish.
RESTORE MIND-BODY BALANCE
RESTORE MIND-BODY BALANCE
iRest is an evidence-based, mind-body approach that is the result of thirty years of observation, research, and hands-on development by Dr. Richard Miller and associates. Its practice is integrative as it heals the various unresolved issues and traumas that are present in your body and mind, and restorative as it enables you to recognize your innate peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances of life.