The 3 emotional and practical phases of the caring journey and how to support yourself as you transition through them

The 3 emotional and practical phases of the caring journey and how to support yourself as you transition through them

This week I am sharing an overview of the three phases of the caring journey, what aspects of caring each one is likely to cover, why it is useful to know what challenges each phase might bring and finally, some resources, activities and exercises, to support you as you enter and transition between them.

“What a special thing it is that you do”

“What a special thing it is that you do”

For this festive post, I hope you can join me in celebrating how special you are, in caring for a loved one, often without recognition. Wherever you are in the world, the act of caring for another human being, is one of the most powerful and activities we are capable of.

Feeling lonely or isolated during festive holidays

Feeling lonely or isolated during festive holidays

In this post I am exploring how at certain times of the year, being a carer can mean that you might feel even more lonely, if we are unable to join others to celebrate these special times. I will explore more activities to help reduce the sense of loneliness or isolation.

Building emotional resilience as a carer series – Part 3 – Grief

Building emotional resilience as a carer series – Part 3 – Grief

In this third part of a four-part series on building emotional resilience, I am talking about ‘carers’ grief’, how it is different to bereavement grief and outline some practical resources to help you to manage it.

Building emotional resilience as a carer series – Part 1 – Guilt

Building emotional resilience as a carer series – Part 1 – Guilt

In this first part of a four-part series on building emotional resilience, I am talking about probably the most common emotion, ‘carers guilt’, how it can show up in our lives and provide exercises and activities to help reduce its power.