Jan 29, 2021
Hi, my name is Larissa.
I am a Caregiver Support Coach. I work with individuals, couples and families to reach goals that benefit everyone involved.
I am here to help guide, support and offer tips to family members, friends, and loved ones that care for others. If you take care of someone else you are a caregiver.
I am here to support you, the caregiver. I am here to help you reduce burnout and learn about yourself, as well as learn new techniques, receive encouragement and be a listening ear. I am a firm believer in having a healthy support system is a benefit to the whole unit. We will work together to enhance support skills by working on strengths and weaknesses, self care and goals.
Every week there will be a new tip given and a call of action for you to try. (We will work on skills and techniques using goal orientation techniques.)
I am a Caregiver Support Coach because I saw a need that was not met. I noticed families and loved ones that needed extra support outside of family therapy. I also believe that everyone has the ability to attain those goals and with the guidance of a Support Coach it can happen.
Remember these 5 points:
It is important to communicate clearly, constructively and assertively.
How often do you get a full eight hours of sleep that is recommended?
Sleep has to be a priority. If you are having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep - talk to your physician. Pushing through each day will wear you out. It is important to learn to ask for help and prioritize getting breaks from caregiving, so that you can be the caregiver you want to be.
Long term caregiving often creates isolation. With no one to talk to day in and day out except the care receiver it is easy to lose a sense of yourself.
Find ways to get out the house and get involved in something other than caregiving.
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