Support For Caregivers In Greensboro, North Carolina
Are you a caregiver?
If you are, then without a doubt you are aware of the physical and emotional toll that comes from caretaking.
I do not mean this in a negative way.
I simply share the reality.
There is a wonderful quote. It goes kind of like this. If we wish to continue to serve and support others we must be mindful of our own wellness.
This reading is aimed to give you the tools to practice self-healing. The tools to learn how to be your own advocate.
I hope that you are able to learn how to charge your batteries. To focus on your own mental and physical health so that you can continue to be there for others.
Counseling for caregivers
Are you a caregiver searching for a counselor or psychologist? Counseling for caregivers is focused on creating a non-judgmental and safe space to nurture the goals that brought you to seeking counseling as a caregiver. Santos Counseling PLLC provides counseling for caregivers. Please call 336-663-6570 or email [email protected]. You can also schedule an appointment by clicking here. Counseling for caregivers is unbiased, a space that supports your goals, and created to fit your needs.
2 Ways To Deal With Caregiver Burnout
1. Practice guided meditation.
Guided meditation is a wonderful stress-reducing and self-healing practice. The practice allows you to remove distractions, focus on thoughts and images that promote healing and stress reduction.
Check out a supportive podcast for guided meditation here.
Benefits to guided meditation:
- Stress reduction.
- Focus on the present moment.
- Improve focus.
- Build skills to manage stress.
- Experience less negative thoughts and feelings.
- Learn how to use different viewpoints to address challenges in life.
Read more about self-care here for caregivers by clicking here.
2. Listen to your body.
How often have you felt physical pain and just kept moving on?
I get it. I have personally experienced pain in my lower back from long hours of sitting. Tension in my shoulders from stress. And, you know what I did. I kept moving forward.
Not my best moment.
I want to share this with you because I find it vital to be genuine and authentic. To simply keep it real.
Now, I want to pivot.
Let’s talk about how to listen to our bodies.
How to increase awareness and proactivity?
This way when you feel physical pain you are able to address it early versus allowing it to progress.
Listening to your body can be done each day. Once in the morning and again in the afternoon.
During this time reflect on the following questions:
- Am I experiencing any physical pain?
- Is my body holding onto any tension or stress?
After the reflection, focus on soothing your body. Below are ways to soothe your body.
- Give yourself a massage.
- Use essential oils.
- Take a hot bath.
- Use a weighted blanket.
I hope that you are finding this reading helpful. I want to share with you a few more resources that can be of support for caregivers:
Call our office coordinator at 336-663-6570 to ask questions and get started with your counseling appointment.
What Is Caregiver Counseling?
Caregiving counseling is focused on supporting you with your journey of healing and living your best life as a caregiver. During a typical counseling session, the therapist can support in the following ways:
- Learn to express thoughts and feelings in a healthy way.
- Heal in a healthy way.
- Build healthy habits and behaviors.
- Grow a healthy support system.
- Build a healthy relationship with yourself and others.
- Counseling can be a wonderful space for growth and healing.
Greensboro Therapist Specializing In Family Caregiving
Are you ready to get started with counseling?
Call 336-663-6570 to get started with counseling or email [email protected].
CLICK HERE to get started with counseling. Santos Counseling PLLC provides counseling to anyone in North Carolina. The physical office is located in Greensboro, North Carolina if you would like to have face-to-face sessions.