A Heart-to-Heart Talk to inspire caregivers to value their health and their work followed by a deep relaxation/meditation and guided imagery experience for stress reduction and healing for the caregiver.
Today's caregivers are under extraordinary stress. Right now, we are all looking at the challenges of dealing with a huge aging population (every 8 seconds a baby boomer turns 65). This leads to an increasing amount of care being rendered by people who aren’t health care professionals.
This wonderful program speaks to all types of caregivers. It consists of a Heart-to-Heart talk, a reminder of the true source of healing, how the relationship with a caregiver can support this healing, and how important it is to recognize caregiver stress and prevent caregiver burnout. The thrust of this talk is to encourage caregivers to take the time to keep themselves healthy, physically, mentally, and emotionally. There are over 65 million caregivers in the US, and caregiver depression is a common condition.
The second track on this product is a soothing deep relaxation/meditation and guided imagery experience specifically designed to support caregivers. It guides you to release excess and accumulated stress and tension and to recommit yourself to your own care and those you care for.
For more information about how to diagnose caregiver stress and other strategies for caregiver support, see http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caregiver-stress/MY01231.
Intro: Our country as a whole is confronted with the challenges of dealing with an aging population, shorter hospital stays. This leads to an increasing amount of care being rendered by people who aren’t health care professionals.
To support caregivers by:
- Expressing gratitude to them for their many efforts
- Reminding them of their value in the healing process
- Helping them remember the importance of sustaining their health and resilience
- Provide guided imagery and deep relaxation in the form of a meditative experience to help caregivers manage stress, connect with their inner healer, and produce balance and healing.
Recommended For: Anyone who provides help to another person in need, whether that's an ill spouse or partner, a disabled child, or an aging relative.
Recommended Use: Use daily, one or more times, as desired. Regular usage increases effectiveness.
Detailed Description of Exercises:
Track 1: The essence of the healing response, the importance of kindness in caregiving – to the patient/client as well as to yourself
Track 2: Deep Relaxation and Guided Imagery for Caregivers.
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