Journal Workshops (in-person at the Yakimovich Centre in Victoria)
What do the workshop sessions look like? The Journal Workshop for Caregivers provides a non-diagnostic methodology. In the workshop sessions, participants are engaged in a structured writing that is private and self-reflective. Participants adhere to a psychological open-ended and creative methodology. Each of the 90-minute writing sessions include brief meditations and 3-5 writing segments. The writing process adheres to the structure of the Journal Workbook.
What are the benefits? Weekly, brief respite from effects of stress and fatigue.in a “sacred space” with other caregivers. Non-judgmental introspection, self-understanding and meditation. No analysis or diagnosis. Improved somatic (body) awareness, emotional balance and spiritual resilience.
We hold our Journal Workshop once per year. Once you have taken the initial Journal Workshop sessions you can join us for ongoing monthly sessions over zoom. The Journal Workshop is facilitated by FCBC volunteer Bill Israel.
Support Group Facilitator Training
This training is for organizations and individuals looking to start their own support group for caregivers. If you are a person who can listen with compassion and who has caregiving experience or knowledge of family caregiver issues and concerns, you will excel as a caregiver support group facilitator. This training will provide you with information about the peer support group model, and the skills and techniques for facilitating a caregiver support group.
This training is held once a year in person and twice a year online. For more information or to register yourself please contact Lycia at firstname.lastname@example.org.