The program consists of 90-minute sessions that occur once per week for 9 weeks and is conducted in a small group setting with two trained group facilitators. Participants are provided with many resources well.
The Stress-Busting Program teaches:
- The impact of stress on your health and how it relates to care giving
- How to deal with stress through relaxation techniques and problem solving
- How to care for yourself while providing better care for your loved one
Participants will be given everything they need including a session handbook and online access to a meditation exercise and relaxation strategies videos.
Caregivers who have completed this program feel significantly lower stress, depression, and anxiety and are able to enjoy a better quality of life. They have also experienced improvement in their ability to relax, manage stress and feel better about themselves.
Contact Colette Jordan at the Agency on Aging at (630) 293-5990 to find out more information about Stress-busting for Caregivers and to find out when the next class is near you.