Mindful Caregiving Education explained
Our Mindful Caregiving Education (MCE) introduces caregivers to mindfulness-based approaches and tools to help build their emotional resilience and work with stress. These approaches help caregivers successfully navigate the unique and challenging situations that can arise in caregiving.
The courses focus on helping caregivers to develop resilience and build emotional stability, improving their wellbeing and in turn improving the quality of care they can provide.
The course participants share their stories and experiences of caregiving in a group setting, helping them to build supportive connections with one another. An experienced instructor always facilitates the courses. Read more about the evidence behind Mindful Caregiving Education here.
Who are the courses for?
Our courses are valuable for everyone; we have all been caregivers, may be caregivers or will receive care in the future.
Our Foundations of Mindful Caregiving course is open to everybody. We welcome clinicians, professional caregivers, and anyone interested in caregiving, to the course. We have tailored our Mindful Family Caregiving course to people who are currently or soon-to-be family caregivers. We also work with organizations to provide customized courses to meet the needs of their members.
“This is an eye-opening and life-changing class. It provides depth and methods for being a caregiver.”MCE course participant
What can I expect in a course?
Each course includes an introduction to mindfulness and covers topics such as self-care, compassionate communication, maintaining healthy boundaries, and the influence of loss on the caregiving experience. We use interactive exercises, discussion, sharing, and short guided meditations throughout the course. We have in-person and online courses. Have a look at our Events Page to see which upcoming course is best for you.
“I feel more connected to the person I am caring for because of this class, and I feel more connected to myself.”MCE course participant