Self-Care for the Caregiver
Caregivers are given the opportunity to learn how to prioritize and balance their own self-care needs with those of others in their care, so they can develop the capacity to enhance their overall health and well-being and bring more meaning to their relationships and quality to their lives.
Self-Care for the Caregiver provides a gently guided practical program of self-discovery and personal growth for caregivers of persons who are living with dementia or other chronic physical and mental health concerns. Facilitated by Janet Lovegrove, a certified practitioner in mental health nursing and Fodor’s Life Process Transformation™ (LPT) (1981) process, this program brings together caregivers to learn about the value of honest self-examination, quieting their minds, and nurturing their inner self. As they discover how to tap into their inner resources, they can begin to help themselves in all life circumstances, regardless of how diverse and challenging they may be. Also, in meeting weekly with people who share similar concerns, they become part of a healing community, rather than isolating themselves and trying to deal with their problems alone. As well as group sessions and curriculum, participants use the LPT Workbook to follow up on awareness exercises at home.
The program runs for a total of sixteen weeks, three hours per week.
Being in this group is the first time that I have felt the support and deep understanding of an extended family.
~ Past Participant
Sessions are free with funding from the HNHB LHIN. There is a required course workbook that costs $55 plus HST ($62.00) with subsidy considered on an individual basis. There is also respite for this program for those who qualify.
- Thursdays from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, starting January 10, 2019 and running until April 25, 2019
Download the Self-Care for the Caregiver flyer.