Please visit our Events/Calendar page for upcoming classes or contact us at [email protected] for more information.
Caring for You;
Caring for Me.
Caring for You, Caring for Me is a program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers and is offered live and in person by the Caregiver Renewal Institute. This training takes place through a series of 5 classes. The course is designed for caregivers of people of all ages and with all conditions. This course is offered free to attendees and registration is required.
There are 5 modules included in the Caring for You; Caring for Me program:
- What it means to be a Caregiver
- Taking Care of Yourself
- Building Cooperative Relationships
- Preventing and Solving Problems
- Accessing and Developing Resources.
These classes are offered live and in person in Tallahassee, FL. Check our calendar for the next class. Look for “CFY, CFM”. To sign up, email us at [email protected] with “CFY, CFM” and the date you want to sign up for in the subject line.
Dealing with Dementia
The Dealing with Dementia program was created by the Rosalynn Carter Institute and offered by the Caregiver Renewal Insititute. People living with dementia need answers. So do their caregivers. This workshop is a 4-hour one-time course offered live by trained Caregiver Renewal Institute staff. Course attendance and the course guide are free through the Caregiver Renewal Institute. The workshop introduces the caregiver to the information available in the guide so they can easily find what they need when they need it.
Topics highlighted during the workshop are:
- The Dementia Caregiving experience
- Building a CARE TEAM
- Problem-solving and managing dementia behaviors
- Stress management and self-care
These classes are offered live and in person in Tallahassee, FL. Check our calendar for the next class. Look for “DWD”. To sign up, email us at [email protected] with “DWD” and the date you want to sign up for in the subject line.
Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation also known as “yogic sleep” or “effortless relaxation.” Yoga Nidra involves no physical movement. The practitioner is lying down, (on a yoga mat on the floor, on a bed, or even in a recliner), with a teacher guiding the 35-to-40-minute session. The participant should be relatively assured of no distractions or interruptions and should refrain from eating just prior to the session. The practice draws our attention inwards and may lead to a transformational experience of inner calm. Benefits of Yoga Nidra may include releasing emotional tension, increasing calm, and allowing muscles to relax. Yoga Nidra is not recommended for people with some psychiatric conditions; please consult your healthcare provider about whether Yoga Nidra is right for you.
These classes are offered online at specific times. If you can’t attend at the time of the session, a recording can be sent to registered participants following the class. Check our calendar for the next class. Look for “Yoga Nidra”. To sign up, email us at [email protected] with “Yoga Nidra” and the date you want to sign up for in the subject line.
Practical Skills for Caregivers
Are you a family or informal caregiver? Do you need help learning the practical skills of hands-on caregiving for your loved one? This hands-on in person will provide training on practical skills such as:
- How to give a bed bath
- Making an occupied bed
- Use of a draw sheet
- Feeding positioning
Dates and sign-ups coming soon!
Life Review Journaling & Interviewing
Helping a loved one capture their personal life story can be a deeply fulfilling bonding experience between a caregiver and the person they care for. In the process, we come to understand our loved ones and ourselves in a new way. This workshop will introduce a life review journaling workbook called “Voices of the Heart” created by our partners at Big Bend Hospice. A copy of the journal will be provided to each participant, and they will learn tips and strategies for life review interviewing of a loved one.
These classes are offered live and in person in Tallahassee, FL. Check our calendar for the next class. Look for “VOH”. To sign up, email us at [email protected] with “VOH” and the date you want to sign up for in the subject line.