The pandemic forced us all out of our comfort zones—a place not unlike the feeling of being thrust into a caregiving role. Yet, as many of us learned over the past two years, that shove can often lead to the discovery of new talents and skills we never knew were hiding inside us.
An upcoming webinar hopes to teach all caregivers they indeed have the power within to improve well-being and create a more satisfying daily life. “Within Us All Are Super Powers that We Underestimate But Can Get Us Through Many Challenges. You Are Stronger Than You Think!” will be held Thursday, May 26 at 1 to 2 p.m. CDT and is free to attend.
The online event is geared toward caregivers who feel the negative impact of not being able to pursue new experiences due to the pandemic.
“The loss of engagement in our usual environments can undoubtedly endanger mental health, but those who have been able to immerse themselves in new hobbies, goals or even walking routes have found the activities to be beneficial and refreshing,” the event organizers write. “We all have untapped hidden superpowers that can get us through tough times once we uncover them.”
The event will be led by James Huysman, PsyD, LCSW (aka Dr. Jamie), an authority on caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue. Co-author of “Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss,” his 30-year career includes work in case management and family systems, as well as serving as the vice president of provider relations and government affairs for WellMed Medical Management.
The program is hosted by the WellMed Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 2006 that offers programs for seniors and caregivers. The foundation is the philanthropic partner of WellMed Medical Management.
Register for the event online, or call WellMed at 866-390-6491 for more information.