The Caregiver in Your Workplace – Janet Fouts

The Caregiver in Your Workplace

When I became a caregiver it changed the way I did everything. I thought I was a master at multi-tasking. Juggling life and work, being able to stay up to the wee hours coding or managing client work was second nature to me. Suddenly I was thrown into what it really means to multi-task, and I really wasn’t as good at it as I imagined.

Over time, (years!) I learned to manage and create new workflows to get things done and still function. How? I dove into training in Emotional Intelligence, Positive Neuroplasticity, and Mindfulness. I met and spoke to hundreds of family caregivers who were dealing with many of the same issues I was. It was the inspiration for writing When Life Hits the Fan–a Mindful Guide the Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others.

I learned that 40 million individuals in the US are performing care for a family member or friend without pay, adding up to 37 billion hours of care for loved ones. Most are also working to support themselves and/or family at the same time, and few felt equipped for the task, but we do it because it’s the right thing to do.

Family caregivers struggle financially, mentally and physically with the demands of caring and work. They know little of what their options are to take care of themselves and their loved ones and still be productive and engaged at work. 

This is why I’m collaborating with the team at CareWise™ with an innovative solution for employee-caregivers to create a program offering a mindful approach to self-care for the caregiver and designed with elements from a number of well-respected self-care tools:

  • Mindfulness
  • Neuroscience
  • Positive Psychology
  • Conscious Communication
  • Meditation
  • Mindful Movement

I’m offering  a series of workshops online and in-person, bringing the training and the knowledge I’ve gained from working within the system to help caregivers understand how they can practice self-care and use these skills to manage all of this skillfully, at work and at home. 

We have included workshops for employees as well as team leaders and managers to optimise the benefits of bringing mindfulness into the workplace for the benefit of all. 

Read about the workshops at the links below.
Space is limited–Get your seat today!

Mindfulness Training for Employee Caregivers January 7, 2020
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
San Jose, CA, 95113
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Mindfulness Training for Employee CaregiversFebruary 7, 2020
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
San Jose, CA, 95113
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ONLINE
Mindfulness Training for Employee Caregivers
January 15 & 22 (2 days), 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST

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Mindfulness Training for
TeamLeaders
January 13, 2020
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
San Jose, CA, 95113
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ONLINE
Mindfulness Training for
Team Leaders
January 20, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
Online
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