Caregiving and the Search for Self
What Happened to My Life?
Fatigue from caring for others affects the quality of our lives, our families, friends and loved ones. As someone who has chosen to be a caregiver, it is clear you have a big heart and a deep desire to help. It may also mean you are suffering mild to severe compassion fatigue. It comes with the territory. If you sense you are suffering from compassion fatigue, it is likely you are. Becoming aware is the first step in dealing with and preventing it.
As a participant, you will have an opportunity to:
- Indentify how you feel and what you need.
- Try out new language and ways to communicate.
- Unravel limiting beliefs that block self-care.
- Learn techniques and practices for relaxation.
- Listen to messages beneath your feelings and us them to inform your desicions.
- Acknoledge ongoing losses and live in hope.
- See humor and laugh.
- Learn what to consider and how to make difficult decisions.
- Connect with other caregivers.
Julie Interrante, MA will facilitate the group to help individuals address or prevent compassion fatigue and practice authentic self-care. There will be time for reflection, exploration and connection.
This support group will meet bi-weekly for a total of ten sessions.
RSVP is required to attend this support group please email Stephanie Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-808-1591.
Cost to attend the entire series is $20 due at the first class (limited scholarship is available). Cash, check or credit card accepted. Free street parking. A light lunch is provided.