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Online Powerful Tools for Caregivers

 

Caring for a family member or friend with a chronic condition can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. This free 7-week online workshop is a highly effective, evidenced-based, self-care educational program for family caregivers to builds the skills caregivers need to take better care of themselves as they provide care for others. All participants will receive “The Caregiver Helpbook” resource book.  We suggest caregivers attend all seven sessions of the workshop, where possible. The first session is a 30 minute mandatory orientation. All other sessions are 1.5 hours per week. Use of computer camera and audio is required. This workshop is hosted using Zoom Platform.

 

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Session 1:

  • Mandatory 30 minute workshop orientation using Zoom

 

Session 2:

  • Challenges of Caregiving
  • Managing Self-Care: Principles
  • Using Community Resources
  • Making an Action Plan

 

Session 3:

  • Feedback and Solution-Seeking
  • Managing Caregiving Stress
  • Identifying Signs and Sources
  • Taking Action: Stress Reducers
  • Using Positive Self-Talk
  • Making an Action Plan
  • Breathing for Relaxation

 

Session 4:

  • Feedback and Solution-Seeking
  • Good Communication: How to Best Express Yourself
  • Using “I” Messages
  • Avoiding “Hidden You” Messages
  • The Many Uses of “I” Messages (Children’s version only)
  • Making an Action Plan
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation

 

Session 5:

  • Feedback and Solution-Seeking
  • Being Assertive, Not Aggressive
  • Assertive Communication: DESC
  • Aikido Communication Style
  • Making an Action Plan

 

Session 6:

  • Feedback and Solution-Seeking
  • Listening to Our Emotions
  • Dealing with Anger and Guilt
  • Dealing with Depression
  • Guidelines for Managing Our Emotions
  • Making an Action Plan
  • Guided Imagery Relaxation

 

Session 7

  • Feedback and Solution-Seeking
  • Understanding the Transition Process
  • The Family Meeting
  • Using the Power of Optimism
  • Future Goals and Action Plans
  • Sharing Accomplishments

 

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Workshop Registration

If you would like to register for a Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshop, go to Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop Registration or call 1-866-971-5545 for more information.

Get In Touch

1 (866) 971-5545
CE.Self-Management@lhins.on.ca