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Session 6: Helping Caregivers Set Healthy Boundaries
Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
Session 6: Helping Family Caregivers Set Healthy Boundaries: Denise @ CareGiving
The family caregiver experiences a tug of war daily; everyone tugs for something and the family caregiver battles an internal war over which needs to meet first. And, then others (other family members) “should” on the family caregiver with directives and opinions. What’s a family caregiver’s best defense? Boundaries. In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share tools you can use to help family caregivers set and keep healthy boundaries. This session is presented by Denise from CareGiving for the CoursePark Nursing Community Events
Denise M. Brown, Caregiving.com
Denise began working with family caregivers in 1990, launching Caregiving.com in 1996 to help and support them. Her insights about the family caregiver experience have been featured in Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Chicago Tribune and on NPR.org and SmartMoney.com.
Caregiving.com features the blogs of family caregivers, weekly words of comforts, free webinars and online support groups. Visitors also can join the site's Caregiving Happiness Project, which looks to determine if small, daily changes can add happiness during a difficult time in life.
A certified professional coach, Denise helps family caregivers find the answers to their questions: Why me? Why now? What now? Her Internet talk show, Your Caregiving Journey, airs several times a week at www.blogtalkradio.com/caregiving. Denise has authored five books for family caregivers:
· Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers;
· Take Comfort, Too, More Reflections of Hope for Caregivers;
· Good Morning! Sunny Reflections to Start Your Day;
· Take Time: A Journal and Journey Toward Greater Happiness During an Unhappy Time (Caregiving); and
· The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey.
Denise received her coach training in 2004 through IPEC and is certified by the International Coach Federation. She's a board member for two organizations: Guild for the Blind, which helps persons with low vision; and for National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care, which works to standardize care provided by professional caregivers to persons with Alzheimer's. She's a former board member of for Chicago Coach Federation, which represents life, business and executive coaches.