The Mindful Caregiver: Why Self-Care Really Matters- Webinar
Many caregivers focus so much on trying to meet their care recipient’s needs that they lose sight of what their own needs are. It can then become difficult for them to recognize how stressed out they really are. This workshop will be inspired to become “mindful caregivers.” Participants will be able to identify how unrealistic expectations caregiver beliefs, difficulty with saying no and holding onto guilt, can fuel stress. Participants will learn how to utilize mindfulness approaches and appreciate how the “spirit-side of caring” can transform the caregiving experience
1. Participants will be able to define what is meant by being a “mindful caregiver.”
2. Participants will be able to list at least four unrealistic expectations that can hold caregivers hostage from making decisions.
3. Participants will be able to define what is meant by entrenched caregiver beliefs.
4. Participants will learn at least three creative self-care approaches for caregivers.
5. Participants will learn how mindfulness approaches can offset caregiver burnout and stress.
Speaker: Nancy Kriseman, LCSW
Nancy L. Kriseman, L.C.S.W, is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with older people and their families for over 30 years. Nancy is currently in private practice and presents workshops on caregiving and dementia across the country. She has published two books, The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey, just released Feb 2014, Roman and Littlefield publishers and The Caring Spirit Approach to Eldercare: A Training Guide for Professionals and Families 2005 Health Professions Press. Nancy has a Masters in Social Work and Specialist in Aging Degree from the University of Michigan, 1982. She has her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Florida, which she obtained in 1979.
*This webinar costs $15 (please purchase ticket at least 24 hours before this webinar). You have the option to register to view it live OR as a recording. CEU’s are available through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (MFTs, LCSWs, Ed. Psychologists, & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors)