Caregiving Skills and Personal Development
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Managing A Complex Relationship With The Person You Care For
Caring for another person can be challenging, particularly when the relationship is complex or strained. You may be experiencing mixed feelings about the situation and how to best accept the caregiving role.
In this webinar, join our Caregiver Coach, Jane Vock, and learn about:
• Strategies on accepting your caregiving role and the person you care for
• Understanding what forgiveness is and how it can help you
• Mindfulness exercise – learn to stay in the present moment
• Letting go of negative feelings and setting boundaries
• Find meaning for yourself – do things that make you happy
• When and where to seek professional help, counselling, coaching
Responsive Behaviours Person Centered and Practical Approaches to Care
Being a caregiver to someone with dementia can be challenging. In this webinar, caregivers will learn about “responsive behaviour” in people with dementia and tips for identifying the underlying cause of this behaviour. It will also discuss the impact of COVID-19 on responsive behaviours, transition care and provide practical approaches for caregivers to support people with a dementia diagnosis.
Caregiver Skills Getting Smart Technology to Work for You
Using smart technology such as cellphones, iPads, and security cameras can alleviate some of the stress associated with caregiving and provide a caregiver with some peace of mind. Through this interactive webinar, caregivers will learn practical tips on how technology can help them care for their family member, neighbour or friend.
Non-Violent Communication Transforming Caregiver Guilt & Resentment Through Empathy
Go beyond surface self-care efforts. This webinar investigates perspectives and tools to translate and transform caregiver guilt and resentment. It will identify underlying needs and imagine strategies to meet those needs deeply, so caregivers have the personal reserves to care for others.
Non-Violent Communication Caregiving, Conflict & Compassionate Communication
Conflict is a normal and common part of relationships that still catches us off guard and leaves us frustrated and confused. This webinar explores ways to understand each other, work and grow together, even when we don’t agree with one another.
Q&A on Compassionate Communication & Self-Empathy for Caregivers
A follow-up discussion on non-violent communication and managing conflict and challenging emotions that caregivers may experience. This webinar explored self-empathy and non-violent communication as part of the caregiver role.
Caregivers and Puppets: The Perfect Pair
Puppetry can be a playful and creative tool for some caregivers. Through puppet-making activities, we explore ways to build rewarding intergenerational connections. In this webinar, caregivers will learn how puppetry and storytelling can help caregivers: explain the caregiver role to young children, changes in family dynamics when someone needs special care, interact joyfully and engagingly with the person they are caring for, especially those who are living with dementia.
To the Outside, It Might Not Look Like I’m a Caregiver: A Conversation with Young Caregivers
Over half a million people under the age of 25 in Ontario are providing care for family members or friends with a physical or mental health challenge while balancing the demands of school, work, and life. This webinar aims to raise awareness about the hidden population of young caregivers within their own families and among others they interact with day to day such as teachers, youth workers, healthcare workers, workplace supervisors, etc. We will provide information and resources for adult family caregivers and professionals who may encounter young caregivers to help understand and support them.
Take a Breath! Tips From a Caregiver Coach
Caregiving is complicated. Knowing where to turn and how to care for yourself can be overwhelming. Caregiver coaches get it – they have real-life experience, tips, and tools to help you! You will discover helpful OCO tools and resources, learn practical 5-minute self-help activities, and ways to create a self-care plan.
Discover the Healing Power of Journal Writing
Journal writing can be a form of self-care for caregivers at any stage of their caregiving journey. Join Donna Fitzgerald, a former caregiver, and learned the value of writing and journaling to develop self-awareness. You will discover how journaling can enlighten and enrich our purpose and meaning in life.
Providing Care to 2SLGBTQ Persons
This webinar focuses on personal and professional patient-centered care for 2SLGBTQ individuals. Speakers will discuss cultural safety and humility, clinical competencies, and interdisciplinary care for cisgender and transgender patients. We will also explore chosen families, inclusive language and communications to 2SLGBTQ individuals.
Make Your Voice Heard: Tips for Effective Caregiver Communication
Caregivers navigate many relationships between the care recipient, healthcare professionals, family members, and others. When communicating in these environments, caregivers can often feel frustrated. Effective communication in relationships is essential for caregivers to best support their care recipients and alleviate stress and anxiety.