Care-Keeping

A course for reluctant, resistant or Resentful caregivers

I am a Care-keeper...

You might be a Care-keeper too.

I believe it is our connections with others that create meaning in our lives.  And while I value giving generously to the people I care about, I have to face my personal limits and acknowledge that sometimes, I don’t want to be a caregiver.  Unlike other roles,  sometimes I can’t delegate or find respite from being a caregiver. Sometimes it hurts to care.  Sometimes I am just tired enough, I don’t want to care.  Even in truly difficult situations, I choose to keep caring. And that can create a burden, one that can weigh heavily. 

Caring for my elderly mother was thrust upon me. She lives with the impacts of MS, dementia and failing eyesight – my caring role has grown over time. Learning to meet her care needs has forced me to look with new awareness at my self-care as this role has grown over decades. 

Carekeeping is my offer to support people to stay in and care.  Even when you don’t want to, struggle with what you are called to do or just don’t know how to do it.  My course is for you if you:

  1. Are called on to care for others.
  2. Find you feel reluctant, resistant or even resentful in your caregiving role  (and criticize yourself for feeling that way).
  3. Struggle to maintain a sense of emotional or psychological balance – that choosing self-care feels impossible given the demands on you. 
  4. Want to connect with others who understand what it means to be a reluctant or resentful caregiver.
  5. Want to learn how to support yourself and the people for who you care.

During this course, you will learn ways to sustain yourself in your caring role so you can regain your peace of mind and heart, recover from emotional fatigue and support your ability to function as a care-giver. 

My course is a 4-week program that meets online for 60 minutes once a week.  We will meet in a small group to learn and support each other.  You will also receive 1 coaching session with me (60 minutes) to customize your personal care-keeping plan. 

The next offering is:  TBD  (Jan-Feb 2021)

The course is $247.

Each online session will be recorded, and you will be sent the link so you can watch it at any time.   You can email me each week between sessions with questions.  I will send you weekly tips to support you in your learning. You don’t need to take in the sessions in sequence to benefit from the course. 

Here’s how it will work: my When Caring Hurts course will run for 4 weeks, online to help you stay in your caring role with less heartache and healthier caring.  I’m accepting 10 people into the course.  The cost is $247 (CDN). 

The deadline to register is TBD. (Coming soon – Jan 2021)  Would you like to stop feeling resistant to being a caregiver?  Would you like one of the spots in this course?

If you sign up and find you are not getting benefit from my course, you can ask for your money back.  I want you to live a life as a healthy care-keeper. You might be in it for the long haul. You deserve more than a frazzled, emotionally and physically exhausted life.