Moving Forward Stronger
Group for Family Caregivers
~Assisting Individuals Caring for Frail Aging Parents, Ailing Relatives and Family Members
with Debilitating Chronic Physical, Mental and Cognitive Conditions
~Providing a Regimen of Strength-Enhancing Practices and Training
in Using the 3-A 'Selfie' Coping Tool
The Moving Forward Stronger sessions will provide caregivers with the foundation for applying a regimen of strength-enhancing practices. The 3-A Tool components, originally developed for processing the losses and grief having a chronically ill family member, are vital in coping and self-monitoring, assuring the caregivers have the "A" tips to 'keep it together.'
This group is based on the strength-enhancing regimen presented in Eleanor's book Keeping It Together featuring the components of the 3-A "Selfie" Coping Tool. Each participant will receive a copy of the book. There will be exercises and optional homework.
5 sessions - 2 hours each session
Acknowledge, Assess, Assist through Losses Stemming from Illness
Acknowledge, Assess, Assist with the Impact of the Losses
Acknowledge, Assess, Assist in Applying Coping Strategies
Interested? Let's discuss arranging an affordable way collaboratively to assist family caregivers by providing this empowering 5 week group "Moving Forward Stronger".
Call 647.624.5677 Email
Where's the Grief?
Grief is most commonly associated with situations where there has been a death. So what happens when people are grieving but nobody has died? Grief really is a part of everyday living. It has
been acknowledged without dispute that caring for a family member with chronic illness is a grieving experience. The grief can be expressed in many ways and can have a significant impact on the ability to provide care and maintain one's well-being.
Symptoms of grief mimic depression so commonly, the grief is overlooked and caregivers obtain a diagnosis of depression and a prescription for an anti-depressant to relieve the pain. Although helpful, the grief remains unresolved, unaddressed. Unfortunately unresolved grief does not dissolve but rather festers until the next loss and then the reaction is magnified or the grief gets manifested in other ways such as ulcers, headaches, or in more serious ways.
There are many benefts to processing one's grief such as empowerment, relief, comfort, peace, and truth in dealing with the core issues related to loss.
Processing your grief assists you in 'Moving Forward Stronger' !!!