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The SCALE Program: How Caregivers can Manage Anxiety & Anger

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The Support for Caregivers Awareness, Learning, Empowerment (SCALE) Program is series of free webinars for unpaid, family caregivers.

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The SCALE Program is series of free webinars for unpaid, family caregivers every Tuesday beginning May 4th to June 29th, 2021. Facilitated by Leah Weisberg, RN, Michal Goldstein, RSW and Shoshana Kulik, RSW of Dynamic Health, the SCALE Program was designed to focus on a series of subjects that are applicable to new or experienced caregivers positioning you and your mental health and well-being at the center of the sessions.

Each week a different topic is presented, take one or sign-up for as many as you like during the eight-week program.

As a caregiver, we understand how valuable your time is and that is why we developed a flexible program to best suit your schedule.

This week’s topic will be…

How Caregivers can Manage Anxiety & Anger (June 1st, 2021; 12-1pm)

Explore where the feelings of anxiety and anger come from, and how to manage them in the context of your caregiving role.

Understand anger and recognize that it is an acceptable emotion to express as a caregiver. Learn about anxiety and how it can be a positive emotion that alerts us to any danger but can also be a negative emotion that starts to impact our mental health when we become overwhelmed.

This session will help you differentiate between two coping pathways: (1) thoughts and (2) emotion and unpack the cognitive distortions we face when dealing with feelings of anxiety and anger. In addition, we will also be working on non-violent communication with our negative thoughts, allowing us to consider a different way to speak to ourselves and giving us more self-compassion.

Register for exclusive access to this free webinar today.

A zoom link to join the webinar live will be emailed to those who register. Please contact info@ontariocaregiver.ca with any questions about participating in this webinar.

Can’t join live? The session will be recorded and posted on the Ontario Caregiver Organization YouTube channel after the live event. All registered participants will be emailed a link after the webinar.

This program is brought to you by the Ontario Caregiver Organization in partnership with Dynamic Health.

Register for Online Group Coaching and/or Private Telephone Counselling

After each weekly webinar, online group coaching and private telephone counselling will be available. Register for a free session today:

https://dynamic-health.janeapp.com/locations/ontario-caregiver-organization/book#/list

Private Telephone Counselling Day/Times Available:

Wednesday 9:30am-10:15am (Michal Goldstein)

Wednesday 10:30am-11:15am (Michal Goldstein)

Wednesday 11:30am-12:15pm (Michal Goldstein)

Wednesday 12:30pm-1:15pm (Michal Goldstein)

Wednesday 1:30pm-2:15pm (Shoshana Kulik)

Wednesday 2:30pm-3:15pm (Shoshana Kulik)

Group Coaching Day/Times Available:

Monday 12-1 (Michal Goldstein)

Wednesday 6pm-7pm (Michal Goldstein)

The coaching and counselling sessions are completely private and confidential and will allow you to consolidate what you learn each week with clinical support for growth within your caregiving role with focus on your own mental health and wellbeing. To book a session, follow the secure and confidential links provided where you will be prompted to book a time that is most convenient for you. Please note, these sessions are limited and are first registered, first served basis.

Unfortunately, due to the high demand for private telephone counselling sessions, the maximum number of private telephone counselling sessions you can register for during the 8-week program is three. There is no limit for online group coaching registration.

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Leah Weisberg (RN, BC-NC) is a Nurse Psychotherapist & Coach and Director of Interprofessional Practice at Dynamic Health Clinic in Toronto. She is a Board-Certified Nurse Coach through the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation and views each person and situation from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual lens. Leah has seen first-hand the way caregiving affects one's physical and emotional health, and she works with formal and informal caregivers on developing personal wellness plans that allow one to be in a better place to provide care to others. Leah is passionate about showing caregivers the power that relationships can have on the well-being of individuals and has worked with many nurses looking to decrease the stress involved in caring for sick patients. Leah is Past-President of the Canadian Holistic Nurses Association and a member of the Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses. She lives in Toronto and spends her time advocating for an integrative approach to healthcare. She speaks to a variety of audiences about the ways in which the body and mind are connected.

Michal Goldstein (RSW) is a Registered Social Worker working at Dynamic Health Clinic in Toronto where she sees adults for individual, couples and group counselling. She is also the founder of Creating Connections, a play-based therapy practice in Toronto, where she works with children suffering from mental health and behavioral challenges. She has over a decade of experience working with caregivers to support them in improving their ability to cope with the challenges inherent in caring for someone else. Michal has developed numerous workshops and support group programs utilizing knowledge of interpersonal neurobiology and mindfulness techniques to support individuals suffering from physical health, mental health, and parenting challenges. She is passionate about bringing evidence-based practice to the forefront of the clinical social work field. Michal knows both first-hand and from professional experience, the challenges that come with caring for someone with a physical and mental health illness and is grateful for the opportunity to bring more awareness, education and support to this community.

Shoshana Kulik (RSW) is a registered social worker at the Dynamic Health Clinic. She is caring and empathetic and has experience working at Circle of Care with the elderly. Shoshana has a strong awareness of the possible physical and emotional challenges that can arise from the responsibility of taking care of a loved one. With extensive mental health experience, she understands how the strains of caregiving can affect one’s mental health and that sharing ones’ struggles can give some relief from the stresses of continuous care for others. Shoshana utilizes the Strengths Based Model which capitalizes on a client’s strengths to foster growth. Her history of being a spiritual leader can help those who appreciate spirituality to find strength from the spiritual to help deal with challenging times.

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