What kind of caregiver are you? The Doormat? The Fighter? The Judge? What if you knew which style would be best for your own health and the health of your loved one? It is THAT important to decide now... on the way IN to the caregiving journey, one that often begins abruptly.Lise LeBlanc carefully constructs a step by step, easy to absorb plan for working through the illness of a loved one. As a therapist she has seen the exhaustion and devastation this honourable role can cause, and she has also experienced caregiving first-hand in her own life. When she was a caregiver for her grandmother, Lise didn't know the things she knows now: who and how to ask for help, where and what to do when you run out of energy, love, and time, and especially when and how to take a break. Lise lived through her own journey and chronicles how you can avoid all the same mistakes as she writes in Wish I Knew: Conscious Caregivers Guide. Here are: concrete examplesself assessment quizzes real-life storiespractical but quick exercisesinsights and strategies Wish I Knew: Conscious Caregivers Guide will provide the help you need to tackle the caregiving role and achieve optimum wellness for yourself and your loved one. This book is the ideal companion to other books in the "Wish I Knew" series.
For better or worse, caregiving is simply part of everyday family life for most of us, sooner or later. So, as you explore the wonderful stories and lessons learned that are shared by Lise LeBlanc in this book, I wish you peace, joy and most of all, increased awareness that will make the time you spend looking after a loved one as stress free, effective as rewarding as possible for as long as you shall live. - Caroline Tapp-McDougall, Founder of CanadaCares