How Mindfulness Supports Caregivers
Author and social worker Nancy Kriseman joined MindWell-U for a live, interactive discussion on mindfulness and caregiving. As promised, MWU is pleased to share the broadcast with you, along with other resources including:
- Slides & poll results from the webinar
- Take 5 instructions & podcast (remember you can do this 'mindfulness-in-action' practice in the middle of your caregiving duties)
- Information on the evidence-based 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge, which has been shown among other things to reduce stress, increase resilience and improve self-care
- More information on the book The Mindful Caregiver by Nancy Kriseman
- Registration for our next caregiver webinar: "Mindfulness Skills in Dementia Caregiving - Why Both Care Partners Benefit"
Nancy Kriseman shares key insights on:
- How preconceived caregiver beliefs affect decision-making
- The important difference between burnout and numb-out
- Best practices for staying present & optimistic during the caregiving journey
These slides presented during the webinar feature quotes from The Mindful Caregiver.
Take 5: Mindfulness-in-action
Take 5 is MindWell-U's core mindfulness-in-action practice taught during the 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge. Remember, this mini mindfulness practice can be done in the middle of your caregiving duties and will help lower your stress, soak up the good and give you a well deserved respite.
webinar Poll Results
We conducted several polls throughout the webinar and below are the responses...
30 Day Mindfulness Challenge
In addition to being all online and only five minutes a day, the 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge is proven to work and shown among other things to significantly reduce stress, increase resilience and improve self-care. It's used by non-paid and paid caregivers across North America.
The training is $25 a person and includes a free Buddy of your choice. The buddy system is proven to increase engagement and completion.
free caregiving webinar #2
"Mindfulness Skills in Dementia Caregiving - Why Both Care Partners Benefit"
Tuesday, February 27 from 1 to 2 pm ET
Dr. Elizabeth Drance joins MWU for a one hour discussion on:
- The benefits of integrating Take 5 into your every day life as a dementia caregiver
- Mindfulness as a key self care strategy (i.e., dealing with fear, grief and frustration, accepting what is, letting go of things that don’t really matter)
- Simple, mindful communication practices to minimize responsive behaviours (i.e., sacred pause, S.T.O.P practice, connecting rather than correcting)
- How mindfulness practice optimizes our ability to create joyful experiences and to “take in the good” of those moments.
If you can't attend the live broadcast no problem, register anyway and we'll send you the recording as soon as it's available.
All are welcome!
The Mindful Caregiver provides inspiration, encouragement, and guidance for finding ease in the caregiving journey. By emphasizing both mindfulness and the spiritual dimension, caregivers can reap the gifts of caregiving, appreciate the special moments, and find strength during the challenging times.
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