Webinars On Caregiver Well-Being

Webinars On Caregiver Well-Being

This video library offers a variety of webinars hosted by The Ontario Caregiver Organization and its partners. Search all webinars in our library by keywords, or browse them by category. Find more videos, please visit our YouTube channel.

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  • Discover the Healing Power of Journal Writing

    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.

  • Boost Your Well Being With A Nature Prescription

    Deepen your connection with nature! This interactive discussion with Dr. Melissa Lem will explain the benefits of spending time outdoors. You will learn about the science-proven mental and physical health benefits of nature, how to include “green time” in your schedule, and learn about the “Park Prescription Program” (PaRx) in Ontario.

  • The Pharmacist-Caregiver Connection: A Supportive Approach

    The Pharmacist-Caregiver Connection: A Supportive Approach

    Today’s pharmacists and pharmacies can offer much more than just information about medications. They remain an integral part of the overall healthcare picture, providing various supports and resources to the people in their communities. In collaboration with the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, and the Ontario Pharmacists Association, we will be hosting a Q&A panel with pharmacists and caregivers.

  • Healthy Sleep Habits – Helping You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    Healthy Sleep Habits – Helping You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    Sleep is one of the three main pillars of health. çAs caregivers, we often sacrifice sleep to care for others, to worry about our loved ones, and to run through our endless responsibilities. When we value the importance of healthy sleep as we do eating well and physical activity, we can achieve overall health and wellness that benefits us and our care recipients.

  • Caregiving and Eating Disorders: Expect the Unexpected

    Caregiving and Eating Disorders: Expect the Unexpected

    Nobody is to blame for an eating disorder. Although you may be trying to help, it may seem like you are constantly fighting an uphill battle. Eating Disorders are extremely complicated and impact not only the sufferer but also family members in ways that are hard to imagine. As caregivers, our ability to look after ourselves is tested every day. In this webinar, you will learn about the caregiver’s role in supporting recovery from an eating disorder and strategies and resources, including caring for yourselves as well as others.

    Additional Resources

    National Eating Disorders Information Centre (NEDIC)NEDIC Parent Panels

  • Caregiving During the Holidays: Expectation vs Reality, and Self-Care

    Caregiving During the Holidays: Expectation vs Reality, and Self-Care

    The holiday season is packed with messages that no matter what, life is good! However, this ideal is often not the reality, especially for those who are in the sacred role of being a caregiver. This webinar will look at all the direct and hidden messages of how we should be feeling around the holidays and how it often collides with the reality of being a caregiver, which can include loss and grief. Self-care is never selfish so this webinar will highlight how to incorporate daily practices that show kindness and consideration to oneself. The webinar will also review how COVID-19 continues to provide increased hardship for caregivers, especially during the holiday season.

  • Ontario Caregiver Organization Virtual Open House

    Ontario Caregiver Organization Virtual Open House

    The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) exists to improve the lives of caregivers across Ontario. If you are a family/friend caregiver, work in the health or social services sector, or are an employer of caregivers, this Virtual Open House will provide valuable information about our free resources, programs, and services for caregivers.

  • Sharing Dance: The Role of Exercise in Promoting Health and Well-Being

    Dance is an artistic experience that taps into imagination, self-expression and a sense of connection. This webinar examines the Sharing Dance Older Adults programs, developed by Canada’s National Ballet School and Baycrest, industry leaders in dance training and geriatric care. During this interactive presentation, caregivers will learn the benefits of dancing for themselves and their care recipients.

  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing Through Age Friendly Communities

    Age-Friendly Communities (AFCs) encourage us to look at how a community’s physical and social environment and health care intersect to impact our health and wellness. This webinar discusses the characteristics of AFCs and how they can apply to caregivers and caregiving to enable healthy aging in the home and communities.

  • Grief and Bereavement

     

    Grief and Bereavement

    This webinar walks participants through the grief journey and will present helpful tools for finding healthy and useful ways to grieve. It will focus on how COVID-19 has impacted the grieving process and offer different approaches for participants to “do grief their way.” The presentation will be respectful in giving a Trauma-Informed way of working through one’s grief.

  • Creating a Life You Love

     

    Creating a Life You Love

    This workshop will empower you with tools and techniques to elevate your emotional and mental wellbeing. You will learn to take control of your life through the power of self-acceptance and compassion toward others through Dr. Natasha Sharma’s work as a therapist. Benefits include reduced stress and anxiety, increased self-esteem, and feeling connected to something greater than yourself.

  • Everyday Resiliency in Times of Uncertainty: How to Protect Your Core

     

    Everyday Resiliency in Times of Uncertainty: How to Protect Your Core

    Building resilience helps caregivers sustain their health and capacity to care, both for themselves and others. In this webinar, participants will learn about core traits for resiliency, stress systems management and behaviour change to maintain a stronger work-life balance. Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe​ will help us understand why common knowledge does not equal common practice. She will unpack why we struggle with change and how to fix this cycle.

  • Cultivating Mindfulness for Well-being Among Caregivers

     

    Cultivating Mindfulness for Well-being Among Caregivers

    Many caregivers frequently experience stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness. Mindfulness can help us stay in the present, manage our negative emotions and build emotional strength, allowing us to care for ourselves more effectively. In this webinar, caregivers will learn about chronic stress in the mind and body, identify ingredients to their stress and practice mindfulness meditation to support their well-being.

  • Do It Yourself Acupressure To Relieve Stress

     

    Do It Yourself Acupressure To Relieve Stress

    Caring for yourself is one of the most important things you can do. As caregivers experience varying levels of stress and burnout, self-care is central to creating balance in one’s daily life and caregiving journey. Join Christine Fung, an Acupuncturist for over 20 years and examine self-help acupressure techniques to help relieve stress and improve well-being. This session is great for all ages and those looking to get instant relief from stress, anxiety and insomnia.

  • Sleep: Reclaiming the Caregiver’s Elusive Friend

     

    Sleep: Reclaiming the Caregiver’s Elusive Friend

    The demands of caregiving often place tension on caregivers’ time, meaning that important basic needs often fall by the wayside. As a caregiver, you may experience challenges getting the sleep you need due to the demands on your time or the stress that can accompany being a caregiver. Join Dr. David Gardner as we talk about “All Things Sleep” for caregivers and what this means regarding sleep disorders, medication dependence, substance dependence and overall quality of life.

  • Self Care for Caregivers of Children with Developmental Disabilities

     

    Self Care for Caregivers of Children with Developmental Disabilities

    The holiday season is a time of joy, but it can also be a stressful time with various to-do lists – especially for those caring for children with developmental disabilities. This webinar will help caregivers learn first-hand tips on sustaining self-care by reducing stress, improving one’s well-being and finding joy in the holiday season.

  • Self-Care for Caregivers of Adults with Developmental Disabilities

     

    Self-Care for Caregivers of Adults with Developmental Disabilities

    The holiday season is a time of joy, but it can also be a stressful time with various to-do lists – especially for those caring for an adult with developmental disabilities. This webinar will help caregivers learn first-hand tips on sustaining self-care by reducing stress, improving one’s well-being and finding joy in the holiday season.

  • Nourishing the Caregiver

     

    Nourishing the Caregiver

    Caring for others can often mean less time to care for yourself. In this presentation, you will learn to create balanced diets and enhance your ability to plan your meals. You will also learn new techniques to apply to your daily life practice. Join Nicole Osinga, a Registered Dietitian and understand how personalized nutrition solutions can improve your health and well-being.

    Sample meal plan.

  • The Many Faces of Grief: A Mental Health Conversation for Caregivers

     

    The Many Faces of Grief: A Mental Health Conversation for Caregivers

    This webinar explores the many aspects of grief as it relates to the mental health and well being of caregivers. In a deep discussion about coping, loss and trauma; participants will explore the different ways in which we process grief and how we can overcome the challenges that arise during these difficult times.

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