Balancing Love and Duty in Caregiving: Taking Care of Self While Taking Care of Others

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“Balancing Love and Duty in Caregiving: Taking Care of Self While Taking Care of Others” presented by Monica Thiagarajan, Ph.D. a licensed psychologist, on Wednesday, May 8th at 12:00pm. In the complex role of caregiving, individuals often find themselves at a crossroads between nurturing their loved ones and safeguarding their own well-being. Caregivers frequently navigate the delicate balance between competing responsibilities and the relentless demands of those they care for. Whether simultaneously parenting while caring for an aging relative or managing multiple caregiving roles, the weight of these obligations can seem overwhelming, leaving little room for self-care. This presentation provides caregivers practical ways of nurturing their well-being while fulfilling their caregiving responsibilities. Through an emphasis on mindful awareness and fostering self-compassion, caregivers gain the tools to navigate their roles with attentiveness, empathy, and resilience. This approach equips them to provide compassionate care while mitigating the risk of burnout and overwhelm, ultimately fostering a healthier and more fulfilling caregiving experience. The practice of mindful caregiving cultivates a powerful synergy, benefiting both the caregiver and the recipient of care.

This presentation is part of the Strengthening Relationships presentation series. You can sign up on UTLearn. The EAP is committed to reducing barriers to accessing our services. Please contact us if you need live captioning to access this training.

Date and Time
May 8, 2024, noon to 1 p.m.
Event tags
Strengthening Relationships