Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Class #3
October 29, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Powerful Tools for Caregivers course is a 6-week course, offered four times in 2024, with Session 4 running from 10/15/24-11/19/24.
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 #3: Communicating Feelings, Needs, and Concerns
Participants learn how to communicate their feelings, needs and concerns more effectively by using “I” messages. Through brief dramatizations, participants experience the impact of both “I” messages and “You” messages (which tend to sound blaming and put people on the defensive). They practice changing “You” messages to “I” messages, and identifying when statements beginning with the word “I” are actually “Hidden You” messages.