Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Class #2
April 10, 2024 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Powerful Tools for Caregivers course is a 6-week course, offered four times in 2024, with Session 2 running from 4/3/24-5/8/24.
PTC is an evidence-based, self-care educational program for family and friend caregivers. During the six-week program emphasizing self-care and empowerment, participants learn to minimize the potentially negative impacts of caregiving. Research on PTC since its development in 1998 has consistently shown that participants gain increased confidence in their ability to act purposefully to manage their caregiving goals, and improve their skills in taking care of themselves. The 6 classes are:
- Taking Care of You
- Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress
- Communicating Feelings, Needs, and Concerns
- Communicating in Challenging Situations
- Learning From Our Emotions
- Mastering Caregiving Decisions
To register, please call our Helpline at 1-800-642-5119 or email us at [email protected]
Class #2: Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress
Four steps are presented for effective stress management: (1) Identifying early warning signs, (2) Identifying personal sources of stress, (3) Changing what you can change and accepting what you cannot change, and (4) Taking action. Tools to reduce stress are discussed. Participants learn how to change negative self-talk – which increases stress and erodes confidence – to positive self-talk. Beginning in this class, caregivers learn five relaxation activities that are easy to incorporate into their daily lives.