Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW, CAP has been a fierce advocate for family caregivers, their rights, and wellbeing for over 15 years. Since 2009, “Take Your Oxygen First” has been an ever-evolving call to action for caregivers to engage in taking care of themselves their own sakes, as well as that of their loved ones. This […]
By Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW While more and more men and boys have embraced caregiving, childcare, and other roles traditionally left to women, we still have a way to go. Most of us are still very stubborn when it comes to taking care of our health and wellness. That’s why, along with Father’s Day, June […]
Is your brain being overactive? Hard to sleep at night? Millions of Americans are suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder and caregivers have extra worries. Please join for a discussion of why stress has become commonplace and what to do about it, especially if you are a caregiver!
A caregiver’s self-care is just as important as the care provided to another. When we don’t take care of ourselves, we diminish our quality of life. Burnout, depression, and compassion fatigue are the result of ignoring our own needs and wants. In this session, Dr. Jamie will identify the red flags and feelings to watch […]
Did you know that your mindset and attitude have a direct impact on your health and well being? Researchers have found that practicing gratitude can have a positive effect on your brain and overall health, important for family caregivers and others. In this session, you will learn how to start on your path to thankfulness.
El Dr. Néstor H. Praderio hablará sobre la fatiga de las personas que cuidan de otras y la importancia de cuidarse a sí mismo. El doctor también dedicará especial atención a desarrollar habilidades de sobrellevar básicas que le ayuden a aliviar el estrés y mantener una relación positiva con su ser querido. Nestor H. Praderio, […]
In this talk you will learn the how to differentiate between, stress, burnout, and Compassion Fatigue. You will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue, identify the trajectory, and begin to implement the 5 resilience’s needed to assist you in achieving growth.
We are taught from birth that we are to love others, but relational love can be challenging. If caregivers don’t understand how to meet their own needs, how can they be there for their charges? In the presentation, we will explore the importance of loving ourselves and caring for our own needs as a necessary […]
It is a fact of life that everyone makes mistakes from time to time. When the mistake hurts someone we love, we can experience depression, anxiety, shame, and guilt over the pain we caused. The antidote to that shame and guilt is found in self-compassion. Sharon Gayle will discuss the features of self-compassion, how it […]
Caregivers will have the opportunity to call in and ask questions, make comments and express yourself regarding the issues you face as a caregiver. You can submit your questions or comments by e-mail or phone.
Sign up for our monthly caregiver newsletter, Signals, or other news from the WellMed Charitable Foundation