University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Introduction to Sustainable Caregiving: Resilience for Care Partners of Those with Chronic Serious Illness

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July 2, 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Online, via Zoom

Introduction to Sustainable Caregiving: Resilience for Care Partners of Those with Chronic Serious Illness

A free weekly, 8-session, online workshop to learn evidence-based skills to make your caregiving sustainable.

Thursdays, July 2 - August 27 (no class on July 23), 4:00 - 5:30 pm

In this online program of eight weekly 90-minute classes, you will learn evidence-based skills to help make your caregiving sustainable and reduce burnout.

Teaching methods include brief lecture periods mixed with experiential exercises. You will also have opportunities to speak with others in structured break-out groups (pairs or triads) as well as in the larger group.

Each class will have its own theme and the opportunity to practice new skills in a safe place, so that they’re more available during the days ahead. Themes include:

  • Attentional balance and grounding
  • Positive intention setting
  • Repertoire of stress responses
  • Meeting difficult emotions
  • Mindful self-compassion
  • Challenging relationships
  • Patients’ concerns around “being a burden”
  • Re-framing chronic sorrow
  • Balance and growth in adversity
  • ‘What works for me?’ -- Cultivate a positive mindset

Participants will receive a Wellness Journal.

Details and registration


Contact Information

Gayle Kojimoto
gayle.kojimoto@ucsf.edu or 415-509-8645

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