Take Back Your Life: A Caregiver's Guide to Finding Freedom in the Midst of Overwhelm

Take Back Your Life: A Caregiver's Guide to Finding Freedom in the Midst of Overwhelm

by Loren Gelberg-Goff

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Overview

What starts as loving, compassionate care becomes an isolating, stressful, never-ending race to get everything done. Inevitably, anger and resentment creep in toward the person being cared for and other family members who don't pitch in or to both. Guilt and shame for not feeling loving all the time get added to the mix. Worst of all, most caregivers have no support system and no plan for taking good care of themselves first so they can keep going without falling apart. Is there hope for a better life? Yes! In Take Back Your Life: A Caregiver's Guide to Finding Freedom in the Midst of Overwhelm, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and experienced family caregiver Loren Gelberg-Goff shows you exactly how to have a life, feel that loving connection you thought was gone, stop arguing and get cooperation from your siblings and others to find other resources to guarantee that much-needed you time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999401101
Publisher: Well Within
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Pages: 202
Sales rank: 1,214,110
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ..................................................................................................xi

Chapter 1: My Desired Outcome .............................................................1

Chapter 2: From Deprivation to Self-Care .........................................13

Chapter 3: Boundaries .............................................................................30

Chapter 4: Preventing Self-Sabotage ....................................................48

Chapter 5: Anger and Resentment ........................................................67

Chapter 6: Overcoming Guilt, Shame & Emotional Blackmail ....91

Chapter 7: Forgiveness Is Key ..............................................................103

Chapter 8: Making Changes ................................................................121

Chapter 9: Pop Quizzes ........................................................................133

Chapter 10: Siblings Without Rivalry ..............................................144

Chapter 11: And We Breathe ..............................................................154

Appendix 1: Caregiver’s Step-by-Step Guide...................................167

Appendix 2: Resources and References for Caregivers ..................179

Acknowledgments ...................................................................................185

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