Author Offers a Path to Peace for Caregivers

Written by:Audrey Adelson, MSW, WLCP

February 18, 2014

 

Clinical therapist, geriatric consultant and recent presenter at Emory just released her second book offering instruction about how one can use mindfulness and spirituality as a means of support while on their journey of being a caregiver.

 

Nancy Kriseman, LCSW is a social worker in private practice in the Atlanta area. She provides consultation and educational seminars to family caregivers, and training and presentations to organizations. Ms. Kriseman recently shared her expertise about managing resistance in a caregiving situation here at Emory as a part of the Emory Caregiver Workshop Series.

 

Ms. Kriseman's new book titled, "The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey" recognizes the increasing numbers of family caregivers and offers them information, ideas, and real life examples of how caregivers can take care of themselves. Research shows that caregivers tend to put the care of those they care for before their own well-being, and over time, their own health often becomes of significant concern. When caregivers make it a priority to care for themselves first, they are better able to manage the stress associated with being a caregiver and provide higher quality support to their loved one. They also tend to have better long-term health of their own.

 

Ms. Kriseman will be promoting her new book at a few upcoming events

 

March 3rd Toco Hills Avis Williams Library 7:00pm to 8:00pm
March 27th Fountainview Center (N Druid Hills, in the Toco Hills area) 6:00 pm
April 10th The Arbor Company - Sandy Springs early evening TBD

 

While books will be available at each site, the promotional flyer includes a 30% discount code should anyone would like to order a book ahead of time.