FREE WEBINAR: How Mindfulness Supports Caregivers
Thursday, December 14 - from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET
Join social worker and author Nancy Kriseman and Dr. Geoff Soloway of MWU to gain a better understanding how mindfulness strategies can help support caregivers. In addition to explaining how mindfulness works, they will share some strategies on how mindfulness can help you:
- Stay connected to yourself so you don’t “lose yourself” in the caregiving journey
- Lower your stress by recognizing what you truly can and can’t do!
- Recognize “numb-out” which is more dangerous than “burnout”
- Deepen your awareness, patience and compassion toward your self
Taking care of yourself is not an option, it is a necessity!
At one point in all our lives we will end up taking care of someone close to us. And many people are already taking care of someone. Stress is a part of the caregiving experience. For example, the National Institute of Health identifies the following features of a caregiving experience:
- Caregiving creates physical and psychological strain over extended periods of time
- Accompanied by high levels of unpredictability and uncontrollability
- Creates secondary stress with work and family relationships
- Frequently requires high levels of vigilance
Attendees will be provided 'mindfulness-in-action' tips & techniques that can be used immediately, including in the middle of caregiving duties (we promise they won't add more to your plate).
** All are welcome to register for this free webinar so please share with friends and colleagues who are looking after a loved one or neighbour. If you can’t attend the live broadcast please register anyway and we’ll send you the recording as soon as it's available **
Nancy Kriseman Biography
Nancy L. Kriseman, L.C.S.W, is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with older people and their families for over 35 years. Nancy maintains a private practice in the Atlanta area, in addition to presenting workshops on caregiving and dementia across the country. She has written three books, Meaningful Connections: Positive Ways to Be Together When a Loved One Has Dementia, (2017); The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey, Roman and Littlefield publishers (2014) and The Caring Spirit Approach to Eldercare: A Training Guide for Professionals and Families, Health Professions Press (2005). Nancy has a Masters in Social Work and Specialist in Aging Degree from the University of Michigan, 1982.
Nancy L. Kriseman, is a licensed geriatric social worker in Atlanta who has more than 35 years of experience working with people with dementia and their families. Nancy has written three books - Meaningful Connections: Positive Ways to Be Together When a Loved One Has Dementia is Nancy’s most recent book.