Back by popular demand for the third time, the SCALE Program (Supporting Caregiver Awareness, Learning and Empowerment) aims to empower you with practical information and skills to enhance self-awareness with a focus on your own needs and well-being.
The program consists of:
- a series of eight weekly webinars,
- online group coaching,
- one-on-one, individualized telephone counselling.
Select just one topic that you are interested in each week or take the entire program. As a caregiver, we understand how valuable your time is and that is why we developed a program to best suit your schedule.
SCALE Program Webinars
The SCALE Program webinars were designed to focus on a series of subjects that are applicable to new or experienced caregivers positioning you and your well-being at the centre of the sessions.
Your Caregiving Journey (October 13, 2020: 12-1pm EST)
Explore the stages of caregiving and deepen your understanding of the care recipient’s experience.
How Caregiving Stress Affects You (October 20, 2020; 12-1pm EST)
Explore the physical, emotional, and mental impacts of caregiving.
Becoming a Mindful Caregiver (October 27, 2020; 12-1pm EST)
Explore the seven attitudes of mindfulness and how this can be integrated into your caregiving relationship.
The Self-Compassionate Caregiver (November 3, 2020; 12-1pm EST)
Manage your inner critic and be kind to yourself through developing your soothing self.
How Caregivers can Overcome Sadness & Guilt (November 10th, 2020; 12-1pm EST)
Learn to overcome feelings of sadness and guilt that may be overwhelming you.
How Caregivers can Overcome Anxiety & Anger (November 17, 2020; 12-1pm EST)
Explore where feelings of anxiety and anger come from, and how to manage them in the context of your caregiving role.
Find Your Caregiving Strengths (November 24, 2020; 12-1pm)
Explore the top attributes and resources you already possess that enable you to succeed in your caregiving role.
Time for Self-Care While Caregiving (December 1, 2020; 12-1pm EST)
Explore strategies on how to integrate psychological and physical tools to manage your mental health each and every day.
If you are unable to attend the live sessions of the webinars, they will be recorded and available here after each event.
Online Group Coaching and One-on-one Telephone Counselling
Book your session today
After each weekly webinar, group coaching will be available every Wednesday and Monday while private coaching will be available every Wednesday and Thursday.
The support/counselling sessions are confidential and will allow you to consolidate what you learn with clinical support for growth and well-being. The booking for these sessions is through a secure and confidential link where you will be prompted to book a time of day that is most convenient for you. Please note, these sessions are limited and are first registered, first served basis.
Scale Program Facilitators
Leah Weisberg (RN, BC-NC) is a Nurse Psychotherapist & Coach and Director of Interprofessional Practice at Dynamic Health Clinic in Toronto. She is a Board Certified Nurse Coach through the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation and views each person and situation from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual lens. Leah has seen first-hand the way caregiving affects one’s physical and emotional health, and she works with formal and informal caregivers on developing personal wellness plans that allow one to be in a better place to provide care to others. Leah is passionate about showing caregivers the power that relationships can have on the well-being of individuals and has worked with many nurses looking to decrease the stress involved in caring for sick patients. Leah is Past-President of the Canadian Holistic Nurses Association and a member of the Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses. She lives in Toronto and spends her time advocating for an integrative approach to healthcare. She speaks to a variety of audiences about the ways in which the body and mind are connected.
Michal Goldstein (RSW) is a Registered Social Worker working at Dynamic Health Clinic in Toronto where she sees adults for individual, couples and group counselling. She is also the founder of Creating Connections, a play-based therapy practice in Toronto, where she works with children suffering from mental health and behavioral challenges. She has over a decade of experience working with caregivers to support them in improving their ability to cope with the challenges inherent in caring for someone else. Michal has developed numerous workshops and support group programs utilizing knowledge of interpersonal neurobiology and mindfulness techniques to support individuals suffering from physical health, mental health, and parenting challenges. She is passionate about bringing evidence-based practice to the forefront of the clinical social work field. Michal knows both first-hand and from professional experience, the challenges that come with caring for someone with a physical and mental health illness and is grateful for the opportunity to bring more awareness, education and support to this community.
Deborah Miller (MEd, ACC, CCDP)
Deborah Miller (MEd, ACC, CCDP) researches, develops, delivers, and evaluates positive psychoeducational programs, coaching, and coach education. Deborah is deeply committed to supporting organizations and direct service clients to showcase and enact strengths and create hope, optimism, and flourishing in the world of work and in the greater context of life. She is a Doctoral candidate in Coaching Psychology and holds a Master of Education in Adult Education (MEd). She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), a coaching practice leader, and a Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP). Deborah also acts as adjunct faculty at the post-secondary level. If we are all “just walking each other home”, Deborah believes there is a path forward for each of us to discover within that will enable us to be fully human on this great walk home.
For caregiving video tips related to the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, please visit our COVID-19 Resource Page.
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