Master Classes

Our Master Classes offer insights into the personal caregiving experience and share strategies to cope with worries and stress during uncertain times. If you are considering our Certified Caregiving Consultant training and would like a taste of our work, take our Master Classes. In addition, our Master Classes are a requirement for our CCC training so you'll be ready for our next level of training after completing these two courses.

Our master classes are perfect for family caregivers, former family caregivers, financial planners, elderlaw attorneys, trust officers, church staff, senior care providers, case managers and anyone who serves or supports family caregivers.

You can watch our archived Master Classes or join our live classes, which happen annually in October. Once you enroll, you’ll have immediate access to our archived classes. You also can choose to join our live training. For planning purposes, check out our calendar of training dates.

Meet Denise, who teaches the Master Classes, below.

The Art of Listening

When a friend, colleague or family member navigates a difficult situation, we want to help. The best way to help is to simply listen. In this class, you’ll learn how to trust your listening skills and release your inclination to jump in to fix. You’ll gain the tools you need to create an effective Listening Session. At the end of this class, you’ll feel comfortable simply listening to anyone experiencing a significant loss or challenge. As a Listening Artist, you will know that your listening skills will be enough to help and support another.

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The Caregiving Fatigues

Caring for a family member is an exhausting, overwhelming experience. We often equate a caregiving experience with compassion fatigue. Certainly, family caregivers get tired of feeling compassion for themselves and their carees. During this live one-hour presentation and discussion, you’ll identify which fatigue family caregivers may be experiencing and learn how you can help them feel better.

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Resilience During Caregiving

Resilience is energy; we need to take care of that energy in order to bounce back from our challenging circumstances. During a personal caregiving experience, we may not have that kind of energy because the demands of our day exhaust us. In this interactive one-hour class, we take a closer look at what drains us during our caregiving experience and discuss ways to find and keep our energy.

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Grieving After Caregiving

When caregiving ends, family caregivers must close out a caregiving experience while rebuilding their lives. They do all this while grieving. Their grief can include missing their caree while mourning the loss of their caregiving role. In this class, we’ll offer ideas on how you can support grieving former family caregivers as they begin again.

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Beginning Again After Caregiving Ends

Transitioning intp your life after caregiving ends? Our six-class course will encourage, motivate and inspire you to move into the next phase of your life, bringing with you the best of what you gained during your caregiving experience. At the end of our course, you will feel comforted about your past, feel confident about your future and feel ready to begin your present.

Enroll in our pilot program and receive free access to this course.

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The Six Caregiving Stages

Chances are, your clients, customers, employees and worshippers currently care for a parent, spouse, child, grandparent or sibling with a chronic illness or disability. A caregiving experience is a unique one because of its challenging situations, difficult emotions and heartbreaking impact. With our class, you’ll better understand those individuals you encounter at work and in the community. With greater insights, you’ll feel better about your interactions and conversations with family caregivers.

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Master Caregiving Facilitator

The Master Caregiving Facilitator™ training combines our Caregiving and Grief Facilitator training programs with our two of our Caregiving Master Classes: The Six Caregiving Stages and The Caregiving Fatigues. After this 20-hour training, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and tools to confidently lead caregiving and grief support groups that will meet virtually or in-person. In addition, you’ll enhance your insights about the personal caregiving and grieving experiences so that you can meet your support group members where they are.

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Create Your Daily Healing Plan

Learn a process that promotes healing through a loss and then the secondary losses. The daily healing plan helps you name the loss you’re feeling right now, connect to a strategy that can soothe and then move into feeling better. We’ll offer examples of how this daily healing plan can be implemented.

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You're the CEO: Leadership Training for the Family Caregiver

Caregiving happened without your permission, changing your day, your life, your future. The experience also elevated you to the position of CEO — executive of all things caregiving. The problem? You never got a chance to learn how to be the CEO. When you take this six-class course, you’ll take control of your caregiving experience.

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The Family Caregiver's House of Cards

Family caregivers build a fragile house of cards during their caregiving experience. Their house of cards gives them stability, routine and consistency. Their focus is to keep the house standing. Changes, including the good ones like adding help, threaten that delicate house of cards. In this class, we’ll talk about ways you can support family caregivers so they can receive help and support without jeopardizing their house of cards.

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