Self Compassion for the Family Caregiver

Instructor: Mary Doane

Dates and Times:
July 19, 2023 (6:00-6:45pm PT)

At Zen Caregiving Project, we recognize caring for a family member or loved one as one of the most beautiful human acts we can possibly do. Scholar and Self-Compassion pioneer Dr. Kristin Neff writes: “Having compassion for yourself means that you honor and accept your humanness.” These sentiments are inspiring to hear, but we know that for many caregivers, it is often very difficult to extend much compassion to themselves. The pressures and uncertainties of family caregiving only add to the challenge. We recognize that compassion for ourselves is important, but how do we do it? What does it actually feel like? In this session, we will discuss self compassion, why it can be so difficult, and how to be kind to ourselves in any situation.

All are welcome to join as we discuss the benefits of self-compassion, and explore some exercises that help us experience it directly.

This free session will also include the opportunity for comments and a question and answer period along with a brief guided meditation suitable for all levels of experience.

Who is the forum for?   
The forum is open to everyone, especially new caregivers and millennial caregivers. No meditation experience is required. To register, click on the Register button on the right.

Wednesday, July 19th at 6:00 – 6:45 pm (Pacific Time/Western US)

The forum will be conducted through Zoom. Log-in information will be sent to participants by email prior to the session. (The Register button is on the right-hand side of this page)

*Please note: 
Registration will close 2.5 hours before the session begins.
This session will be recorded.

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