Self-Care for Caregivers: A Twelve Step Approach

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Hazelden Publishing, Sep 1, 2000 - Self-Help - 142 pages
Are you one of the growing number of people who serves as a caregiver for an aging or chronically ill friend or family member? If so, you probably struggle to meet both their special needs and still find time and resources for yourself. But now there is reason to take heart. The authors of this down-to-earth, encouraging book can help you make the most of the experience without losing yourself in the process. Using the Twelve Steps as a guide, the authors conduct readers through the pitfalls of caregiving--the emotional snarls and strains, daily struggles, competing needs, and questions about confronting pain--providing hope and tangible suggestions on how to stay strong and sane while providing healthy support and love.

"Self-Care for Caregivers offers sensitive and sensible guidance for the family caregiver. This is a little book with a big message: how to take care of yourself so you can take care of others." Connie Goldman, producer of the public radio special Hardship into Hope, The Rewards of Caregiving; co-author of Tending the Earth, Mending the Spirit and Secrets of Becoming a Late Bloomer

"This book is an uplifting treasury of hope. The authors gently direct the reader with comforting, practical text that offers empowering caregiving strategies and avenues for emotional and spiritual growth." James and Merlene Sherman, author and editor of the Caregiver Survival series.


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SELF-CARE FOR CAREGIVERS A Twelve Step Approach Pat Samples, Diane Larsen and Marvin Larsen Are you one of the growing number of people who serves as a caregiver for an aging or chronically ill friend ... Read full review

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Whats Expected of a Caregiver
Where the Problems Start
Freedom from Control Beginning the Twelve Steps
Acknowledging What Hurts
Giving Away the Pain
Breaking Free
Finding Strength Day by Day

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Freelance writer Pat Samples is the editor of Phoenix, a spiritual newsletter for women. Diane and Marvin Larsen have been primary caregivers for three friends and relatives.

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