ABOUT THE COURSE
RENEWAL COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The Caregivers Renewal
Course provides professional and volunteer
caregivers with practical, straightforward tools and strategies that
overcome the circumstances that impede optimal performance throughout
More importantly, the course imparts sound approaches for overcoming
resignation and frustrations that erode the personal inspiration that
caregivers experience but will not admit.
By the completion of the Caregivers
Renewal Course, participants will be able
OF THE CAREGIVERS RENEWAL COURSE
The two and a half day
course is designed to promote Renewal and truly honor the participants.
The course unfolds over these days with powerful and resonant work.
The Caregivers Renewal Course
provides an atmosphere of "being taken cared of" and allows
participants to honor themselves as the people who are providing
crucial service to society, friends and family members. The
training allows Renewal to take place at the very core of the
participant's role as a caregiver.
FIRST FULL DAY
The day concludes with a Renewal Process exercise that provides participants experience in using the model in collaboration with another participant.
Since the Caregivers Renewal Course is, at its essence, about Renewal, the day concludes with an invitation for each participant to partake in one of several opportunities to experience Renewal first-hand. These can include bodywork, guided imagery, viewing footage of caregivers in action (Mother Theresa), etc. This allows participants opportunities to experiment with techniques and tools they might never otherwise try or to discover renewing and beneficial activities they may wish to include as daily practices for personal Renewal.
SECOND FULL DAY
The day begins with course participants gaining mastery of the renewal process. Working in pairs, they ask each other a pre-defined set of questions which allow them to explore the issues that interrupt their daily tasks and derail their personal vision for helping others.
While this exercise may sound simple, the results cannot be dismissed. At this point, the participants fully realize and accept that they have the ability to overcome the unremitting interruptions, both personal and professional, inherent to daily life, and are now able to renew themselves at any moment. They experience a new sense of power and freedom.
The Caregivers Renewal Course engages in a life-altering exploration of two most pervasive human issues - death and forgiveness – that allows participants to see how these issues impact all areas of their lives.
The course concludes with a banquet held at a local restaurant honoring and celebrating the participants and all they contribute.
approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, The Caregivers
Provider #08656 for 20 contact hours; National Board for Certified
(#5374) for 20 contact hours.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, The Caregivers Project, Provider #08656 for 20 contact hours; National Board for Certified Counselors (#5374) for 20 contact hours.