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For Family Caregivers
Spring Me! I’m Tired of Feeling Like Crap
Our special webinar, Spring Me! I’m Tired of Feeling Like Crap, offers five tools to use to help you feel better. You can follow along with the presentation by downloading the PowerPoint here. Listen to the webinar here.
Breaking the Daily Grind
In our 2010 Annnual Family Caregiver survey, you told us that the day-to-day grind is the most stressful part of caregiving. In this 45-minute presentation, we’ll share tips and ideas to break down that daily grind so you welcome, rather than dread, the next day. You can download the presentation here and then follow along as you listen to the webinar here.
Lasting Caregiving: Embrace Your Limits
The temptation of caregiving is do it all. After all, on paper, it looks like it’s doable. But, the variables of a disease and aging process make it very difficult to be a lone caregiving wolf. Lasting in a caregiving role means understanding and then embracing your limits. In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll help you do just that. View and listen to the webinar here.
Turning Take Care Upside Down
You probably hear more often than you’d like: “You have to take care of yourself in order to take care of another.” You probably want to reply: “Enough already! Mind your own business!” In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll create responses you can use with the well-meaning Buttinski’s in your life. We’ll also take a closer look at your well-being and help you find ways that work for you to stay well. View the webinar here.
Say Yes to the Best Holiday Ever by Saying No
The holiday season can add even more stress to a stressful caregiving experience. In particular, you may feel the pressure to make this holiday season the best ever because you worry that this will be your caree’s last. In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll help you determine the ingredients for a wonderful holiday. Then, we’ll help you say “no” to those extra ingredients which just mess up your holiday recipe for success. Listen to the webinar here.
Healing Family Rifts
Just in time for the holidays: Family members who fight. You may be in a fight. Or, just caught in the middle. Either way, it can be a awful holiday tradition. We’ll help you heal (or, at least, thaw) the family rifts this holiday season. Listen to the webinar here.
The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey
Throughout the caregiving journey, which can last from six months to more than 10 years, the role of family caregivers evolves–and so should the services and the support they receive. The Caregiving Years describes the path that family caregivers take–from Expectant Caregiver, to Freshman Caregiver, to Entrenched Caregiver, to Pragmatic Caregiver to Transitioning Caregiver to Godspeed Caregiver. Most important, the stages–and their related Stumbles and Steadies–provide a map for family caregivers (and their travel companions, health care professionals) to navigate successfully through the caregiving journey. Listen Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
Seven Ways to Make 2011 Your Most Special Year
How do you make the most of the New Year? Learn seven ways to make 2011 your most special year.
Surviving Caregiving: The Power of Acceptance
How do you survive caregiving? A key component is acceptance. And, that’s easier said than done. There’s so much to accept in caregiving–how is it possible? How in the world can it really help? In “Surviving Caregiving: The Power of Acceptance,” Denise M. Brown of Caregiving.com will share ways to move to acceptance so that caregiving seems doable rather than just plain awful. At the end of the 45-minute presentation, you’ll have a plan in place to accept. Listen the archive here.
Surviving Caregiving: Letting Go
How do you survive caregiving? A key component is letting go. Often, we hold on so tight that we strangle opportunities to get help, to improve our days and to manage the tough moments. In “Surviving Caregiving: Letting Go,” Denise M. Brown of Caregiving.com will share ways to move from holding on too tight to letting go just right. At the end of the 45-minute webinar, you’ll have a plan in place to let go of what holds you back. Listen to the webinar here.
Planting Your Seeds for Your Future
The intensity of caregiving can mean days that never end. When the days of caregiving seem endless, how can you plan for your future? A future beyond caregiving? In this 45-minute webinar, Denise will help you create a vision of your future—a vision full of possibilities without any guilt. Listen to the webinar here.
Dispelling Doubt: Caregiving with Clarity
What do, when to do, how to do it: That’s a caregiving day. Add in your caree’s confusion and that’s a caregiving bad day. In this 45-minute webinar, Denise will help you find the triggers in your day which feed into your self-doubt and dampen your confidence. Once you understand the source for your doubts, you’ll be able to make changes in your routine and your day to keep your confidence. Listen to the webinar here.
Keep Your Brain Buff
Presenter: G-J, who cares for her husband and blogs on Caregiving.com
In this 45-minute webinar, G-J will share tips and suggestions to keep our brain in shape. Listen to the webinar here.
What’s Caregiving Like for You? Annual Family Caregiver Survey Results
We asked and you told us! In our annual family caregiver survey, we asked about your experiences: What’s hard, what help you wish you had, what changes you’ve made because of your role. In this webinar, we’ll share the survey results with you. Listen to the webinar here.
Finding Your Answer to Those Awful Questions
In our annual family caregiver survey, we asked, “What’s the worst question you get asked?” And, wow, you told us the doozy of a question you get asked about your caregiving situation. So, in this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share the worst questions you get asked (including “Why don’t you put your caree in a nursing home?”) and help you find your powerful answer. Listen to the webinar here.
Escape! Taking a Break Without Taking a Leave
In our 2011 Annual Family Caregiver Survey, we asked: When was/is the hardest time for you in your caregiving role? 32% of respondents said their hardest time was when they were exhausted from not taking a break. In this 45-minute seminar, Denise will offer ideas on how you can escape without taking a leave from the house. Listen to the webinar here.
Ending the Blame Game
Ooooh, you want to blame someone (anyone!) for a bad day, a bad month and, what may feel like, a bad life. Even worse, sometimes, you just blame yourself. When you play the blame game, everyone loses. We’ll help you end the game so you can win. Listen to the webinar here.
10 Gifts to Give Yourself
It’s the holiday season–why not give to yourself? We’ll help you shop for the best free gifts you can find. Join Denise for a 45-minute webinar so you’ll know which gifts to place under your tree—-just for you. Listen to the webinar here.
Give Yourself a Chance in 2012
What’s missing in your day, your life? It may just be a chance. In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll tell you how and when to give yourself a chance. Listen to the webinar here.
Three Steps to Feeling Better
In this mini-webinar, offered during our February 2012 Open House, Denise shares three steps you can take to feel better in your caregiving role. LIsten to the webinar here.
Beating Caregiving’s Cabin Fever
Cabin fever is defined as “a state characterized by anxiety, restlessness, and boredom, arising from a prolonged stay in a remote or confined place.” Your stay could be in your house. Or it could be in your mind. In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll suggest ways to combat cabin fever so your days feel easier. Listen to the webinar here.
Listening for Your Answers
Caregiving can plaque you with questions: Am I doing what’s right? Will I be okay? Will my caree be okay? In this 35-minute webinar, Denise will help you listen for the answers to the questions which keep you up at night. Listen to the webinar here.
Telling Your Story
When friends, colleagues, co-workers, even strangers ask, how do you tell your story of caregiving? And, how do you adjust your story as your caregiving experience changes? In this 45-minute webinar, Denise will help you form the story you tell so you feel confident and comfortable answering the question, “What’s new with you?” Listen to the webinar here.
2012 Family Caregiver Survey Results
In this 40-minute presentation, Denise Brown, Caregiving.com, discusses the results of the website’s 2012 family caregiver survey. The survey asks family caregivers about their experiences in their days, their families and in their communities. Denise will provide historical perspective by comparing this year’s results to results from previous years. Listen to the webinar here.
How to Start a Caregiving Support Group
Tired of hearing that your community doesn’t have a support group for family caregivers? Or a support group that meets your needs? Why not start your own? Bette, who blogs on Caregiving.com and started a support in August 2011, and Denise will share tips and suggestions on how to start a group. They’ll also tell you about the resources available on Caregiving.com that will help make your group a success. Listen the webinar here.
Creating Your Self-Care Plan
You hear this all the time: When you care for another, you have to take care of yourself. The problem is that no one ever tells you exactly how to do this. How in the world, when your world is full of too much to do with too few hands and too little time, do you take care of yourself? You just need a plan. Just like your caree has a plan of care, so do you. Every Thursday, you can stop by Caregiving.com to receive your care plan which helps you tap into and replenish your well. In this webinar, we’ll walk you through your care plan and offer suggestions so you can make the best use of your plan. Listen to the webinar here.
It’s the time of year that you dread and look forward to at the same time. What if you could minimize the dreading and maximize the anticipation? In this webinar, Denise will share tips on survive–and enjoy–this upcoming holiday season. Listen to the webinar here.
Communicating About Caregiving
You may be alone in it, which means you may feel like others don’t need to know about it. But, caregiving impacts your life, which is why it’s important to communicate about it with friends, co-workers, managers, social service agencies, even other family members. Explaining caregiving, though, can leave you feeling tongue-tied. In this 40-minute webinar, we’ll share tips on how to tell others about your caregiving experience. Listen to the webinar here.
Managing Time During Your Day and Your Life
How we use our time is how we live our life, so the saying goes. How do we make the most of our time so we live the life we want? Join Denise for a 40-minute webinar; we’ll create time in your day to create the time of your life. Listen to the webinar here.
Telling Your Truth to Build Your Team
This webinar encourages you to voice your truths–about your experiences, your worries, your concerns and your guilt. We’ll discuss two truths: The ones you wear on your face (“the public truth”) and the ones that weigh on the hearts (“the private truth”). Once you’ve voiced your truth, Denise will help you form your team of support, so you can face their inner truths with action plans and solutions. Listen to the webinar here.
You think about making changes or achieving goals. And, then you tell yourself, “I can’t do that.” In this webinar, Denise will tell you that you can. And, she’ll help you put in your plan in place so that you do. Listen to the webinar here.
Moving from Sacrifice to Compromise
Caregiving seems to be all about sacrifices–you have to just give. In this webinar, Denise will help you move from sacrificing to compromising so you give and take. Listen to the webinar here.
Free Yourself from a Caregiving Funk
You’d love to say that you can keep a positive, upbeat attitude in every caregiving day. The truth, though, is that you’re stuck in a funk–you can barely stand the thought of another caregiving day. How do you break from your caregiving funk? We’ll offer suggestions in this webinar which help you feel better. Listen to the webinar here.
Finding Purpose in Your Caregiving Days
The drudgery of a caregiving day can hide the purpose of your caregiving days. In this webinar, Denise M. Brown, CareGiving.com, will help you find your purpose–your meaning–during caregiving. At the end of the webinar, you’ll see your days–and purpose within your days–differently. Listen to the webinar here.
How to be Your Best During the Worst
Caregiving can feel like the worst time in your life. And, because it’s the worst, you often find yourself acting your worst, which leads to guilt and regrets. How can you be your best during the worst? In this webinar, Denise will help you find your best so you can leave the guilt and regrets in your past. Listen to the webinar here.
Using Caregiving to Help Your Career
Caregiving can seem to take from your career. And, your career can seem to take from your caregiving experience. Could it be that caregiving, at some point, could actually help your career? In this free webinar, Denise will offer ideas on how you can use caregiving to enhance your career. Watch the webinar here.
Results of 2013 Annual Family Caregiver Survey
What’s caregiving like for other family caregivers? Denise will share the results of our 2013 Annual Family Caregiver Survey in this 45-minute webinar. Learn what’s difficult for others who care for a family member and how their perspective of their experiences. Watch the webinar here.
The Art of Being During Caregiving
Join Denise for a 45-minute webinar during which she helps you do what can feel simply awful–applying the art of being during an experience that feels so much about doing (caregiving). She’ll also talk about certain times during your caregiving experience when you’ll want to make the important switch to being from doing. Watch the webinar here.
Strategies to Help Manage a Caregiving Crisis
A huge blow-up between family members. A terrifying hospital stay. A home health quits without notice. The constant of caregiving is a crisis. We’ll share strategies you can use to keep you cool and make it through a crisis. Watch the webinar here.