Archived Caregiving Webinars: 2016

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Letting Go to Become Who You Are Meant to Be
So many difficult changes happen during a caregiving experience. And, those changes can seem to bring out the worst in you. What if those changes actually brought you to your best self? In this 45-minute webinar, Denise will help you let go of what was so you can be who truly are meant to be. Watch Letting Go.

Dumping Denial
You’ve got so much to accept — a diagnosis, a different kind of day, a new kind of normal — that you can be tempted to close your eyes, cover your ears and pretend it’s not happening. Denial can feel so good in the short term. In the long term, denial causes more pain than the truth. In this webinar, Denise will help you uncover your denial, deal with it and then dump it. Watch Dumping Denial.

Forgive Yourself
A bad moment becomes a horribly bad memory. You want to move forward, let it go, put what happened in your past. Somehow, it seems easier to punish yourself rather than forgive yourself. In this webinar, Denise will help you work through what you feel like you can’t forgive yourself for so that you find peace. With peace, your days will be better. Watch Forgive Yourself.

THE DREAM TEAM: Creating a Team for a Successful Caregiving Season
In this 40 minute webinar/team manager’s meeting, you will learn how to recruit star players to fill the positions on your caregiving team. You’ll also understand the value in assembling and acknowledging your team as the support system that enables you to go the distance and bring your caregiving season to victory. Watch The Dream Team.

The 10 Commandments of Being a Family Caregiver
During her 45-minute webinar, Amy Bellis, who cared for her in-laws, shares rules to save you sanity and help you be who you want to be as a family caregiver. Watch The Ten Commandments.

"Take Time for Yourself"
In this webinar, we’ll take a realistic view of ‘taking time for yourself’ in the context of family caregiving. The reality is that we ALL need down time and activities that re-charge our batteries. On a cerebral level, using logic and common sense, good health practices are a given. But to a caregiver deep in the weeds, it is both the head AND the heart who is doing the thinking. In which case, it can sound seemingly absurd to put yourself first. In this two-part webinar series, Sarahbeth Persiani, who cared for her father, helps us understand why we don’t ask for help and set boundaries so we do feel that time for ourselves is realistic and possible. Each webinar lasts about 20 minutes. Watch "Take Time for Yourself."


Mindfulness Based Dementia Care
Andrew Koch, one of our students in our Certified Caregiving Consultant™ program, will be present this webinar in order to meet his criteria to become certified. In his webinar, Andrew will discuss a mindfulness based philosophy of care. Andrew will introduce us to the concept of mindfulness and lead guided meditation at the end of the webinar. Watch Mindfulness Based Dementia Care.

An Introduction to Death Vigils
Leslie Cottrell Simonds, one of our students in our Certified Caregiving Consultant™ program, will be present this webinar in order to meet her criteria to become certified. In her webinar, Leslie will help us transcend our personal pain to provide support to our caree when it is needed most. She will help us find answers to these questions: Are there things I can do to provide deeper emotional and spiritual support as my caree enters the active stage of dying? How can I prepare myself and my family members for what is ahead? Leslie has trained as a death doula and have had extensive experience as a family caregiver. She is certified with the American Alzheimer’s Association and is a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant specializing in funerals and memorials. Watch An Introduction to Death Vigils.

Keep Courage
You stand on ledge over and over. You need to jump into a decision, into taking a stand, into protecting a boundary. The amount of courage required during a caregiving experience can exhaust and intimidate even the bravest of us. How do you keep the courage you need? In this 40-minute webinar, Denise M. Brown, founder of Caregiving.com, will share strategies to help you find courage when you need it. Watch Keep Courage.

Healing Your Caregiving Hurts
Caregiving hurts. People disappoint, situations cause pain, the declines break your heart. In this webinar, Denise will help you heal what hurts. Watch Healing Your Caregiving Hurts.

Forgiving Is Living
Holding someone captive in the prison of your anger traps only you. Set yourself free by extending forgiveness to others and yourself. In this webinar, Certified Caregiving Consultant™, Colleen Kavanaugh will take you through her actionable worksheet and show you a simple 10-step formula that turns hurt into healing. Watch Forgiving Is Living.

Second Annual Working and Caregiving Survey Results
A 2012 report released by AARP found that 42% of U.S. workers provided unpaid eldercare for a family member or friend over the last five years. And, 49% expect to do so in the coming five years. Caring for a family member is a workplace problem. To better understand their experiences, we asked working family caregivers to share in our Second Annual Working Family Caregiver Survey. We partnered with Chris MacLellan (@thpurplejacket), who used our survey results for his thesis. Chris is the author of “What’s the Deal with Caregiving?” and the host of “Healing Ties,” a weekly radio show. You can learn more about his work on his website, www.thebowtieguy.com. During this webinar, Chris and Denise M. Brown, founder of Caregiving.com, share the results of the Second Annual Working and Caregiving Survey.

The Family Caregiver’s Stress
Caring for a family member or friend is stressful. We believe caregiving stress is an epidemic in our communities. Toraise awareness of caregiving stress, we’ve asked family caregivers to rate their stress level and indicate the source(s) of their stress in our simple caregiving stress survey. In this 45-minute webinar, Denise M. Brown, founder of Caregiving.com, will share the current results of our ongoing survey and share thoughts about what’s needed to minimize the stress. Watch The Family Caregiver’s Stress.

Coping with Ambiguous Loss
As a caregiver to a person with dementia, you will experience a roller coaster ride of “one moment here, the next moment gone” with your caree. Throughout the six stages of caregiving, the challenges faced to to care for someone who here physically, but gone mentally, psychologically and emotionally are many. This is called ambiguous loss, a concept developed by Pauline Boss. This webinar will offer caregivers an increased understanding of ambiguous loss and explore strategies to better manage the losses. Brenda Davie, one of our students in our Certified Caregiving Consultant™ program, presented this webinar in order to meet her criteria to become certified. Watch Coping with Ambiguous Loss.

Creating Your Future
You may wonder: Are you cheating by taking time today to create a future for yourself tomorrow? Are you being insensitive when you make plans for after caregiving ends? In this 40-minute webinar, Denise M. Brown, life coach and founder, Caregiving.com, will help you move past guilt and into planning for your future. Taking care of your future today is a wise investment of your time. Watch Creating Your Future.

What Yoga Taught Me About Caregiving (Learn when to relax, where to let go, and how to take a deep breath)
Gael Chiarella Alba E-RYT500 has been a professional yogi entrepreneur since 1985 and has cared for a variety of family members for almost that long. She knows the kinds of challenges that show up when the rubber meets the road and will share some simple practices that can help save the day. Gael, one of our students in our Certified Caregiving Consultant™ program, presented this webinar in order to meet her criteria to become certified. Watch Watch Yoga Taught Me About Caregiving.

Take Time to Make Memories
In this webinar presentation from Vivian Geary, you will learn new ways to make lasting memories for you and your caree during your caregiving years. Vivian, one of our students in our Certified Caregiving Consultant™ program, presented this webinar in order to meet her criteria to become certified. Watch Take Time to Make Memories.

You’ll Be Okay
Because it doesn’t feel okay, you wonder how you’ll ever be okay. You will. In this webinar, Denise M. Brown, founder of Caregiving.com, offers 10 reasons why you’ll be okay. Watch You'll Be Okay.

Your 10 Acts of Courage
Caregiving takes courage, which is why not everyone sticks around during a caregiving experience. When you care, you face fears daily — and that means you take a deep breath and gather up your courage every day. In this webinar, Denise M. Brown, founder of Caregiving.com, shares your 10 acts of courage. Watch Your 10 Acts of Courage.

Preparing for Your Winter
Winter can be the season which challenges us to stay sane, keep positive and believe our spring will come. In this 30-minute webinar, Denise will help you prepare for your winter, including the winter that’s coming and the winter of your life. Watch Preparing for Your Winter.

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