Item description for CPR for Caregivers: Connect, Project, & Reflect through mi body, and spirit by Grant Watkins...
CPR for Caregivers uses Grant Watkins' personal journey as a caregiver to teach communication skills that reduce the risk of burnout. Through a career in human services providing housing to seniors and people with chronic physical and mental disabilities, Grant has discovered strategies that help achieve life balance and self-renewal. His lessons will help you assist, encourage, and nurture family, friends, and people in need.
CPR for Caregivers is an easy-to understand guide that will renew your mind, body, and spirit. You will discover how to: - Connect with yourself and others so that you can deal with the daily challenges of caregiving. - Project a positive sense of self-worth that will encourage others to be self-reliant. - Reflect on positive thoughts that will empower you into action and restore your energy.
''CPR for Caregivers is a book to carry you through your journey of caregiving. Grant Watkins offers a book to help you gain strength and to move forward no matter what challenges lie ahead. It lets us know that we are not alone and that others who have gone before us can show us the way.'' - Maureen Reeder, President, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter
''A person caring for another is one of life's greatest values. We will all face the role of caregiver to someone close to us. CPR for Caregivers is a wonderful road map to thrive and empower yourself through the physical emotional and spiritual journey of being a caregiver.'' - Dr. James Ackelson, Clinic Director, Care Chiropractic Health & Resource Center
''This [book] is a great help to caregivers. It offers a holistic approach mind, body spirit to taking care of yourself as you take care of others.'' - Most Rev. Victor H. Balke, Retired Bishop, Diocese of Crookston, MN
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.8" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Feb 4, 2008
Publisher Tasora Books
ISBN 1934690015 ISBN13 9781934690017
Availability 0 units.
More About Grant Watkins
Grant Watkins writes and speaks nationally on caregiver burnout and sexual assault awareness and prevention. Grant is the author of CPR for Caregivers: Connect, Project, & Reflect through Mind, Body, and Spirit, a guide that helps professional and personal caregivers achieve life balance and self-renewal. Unpinned: Breaking the Hold of Sexual Assault and Abuse is his most passionate work yet.Grant's interests are leading with what he calls "spirit" and sharing his gifts through community engagement and volunteerism.
He has spent most of his professional life in service to others by advocating for affordable housing for low-income seniors and people with chronic physical and mental challenges. Grant has a bachelor's degree in communication and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Grant Watkins currently resides in Minneapolis, in the state of Minnesota.
Reviews - What do customers think about CPR for Caregivers: Connect, Project, & Reflect through mi body, and spirit?
CPR for Caregivers Mar 17, 2008
I found CPR for Caregivers a concise, thoughtful and practical guide. I am a psychologist working in geriatric mental health care. During my work, caregivers often ask questions on how to help their family member. They have a great need to learn how to "Connect, Project, & Reflect through mind, body, and spirit". The author, Grant Watkins, managed to discuss caregivers' experiences without preaching from theoretical positions. There was a wonderful honesty and sensitivity in the book. The hopefulness in the "Success Stories" leaves the reader feeling a renewed strength. I think the book will provide a very sincere support to anyone providing care.
An interesting and enjoyable book Feb 24, 2008
CPR for Caregivers is a small but powerful book. I had a severely handicapped sister that was blind and suffered from mental disabilities. I was one of the primary caregivers and experienced many of the same feelings that the author described in his book.
Although my sister has since passed away, this book gave me a better understanding of my feelings during many stressful times in my life. Most importantly it helped me overcome some the guilt that I have been carrying around for many years.
It is a must read for those that are caregivers. It is full of personal experiences that many readers will be able to relate to. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
CPR for Caregivers by Grant Watkins Feb 22, 2008
A quick but powerful read, especially as the need for caregiving continues to increase. It's just a matter of time before all of us will either be a caregiver or need a caregiver.
CPR for Caregivers by Grant Watkins Feb 21, 2008
I have just finished Grant's book. It is a very novel approach to what I have read on caregivers. His emphasis on healthy ways of caring for oneself is emphasized.I couldn't agree more that connecting with oneself - body, mind & soul - is paramount to any life altering endeavor one faces.
Awareness of how one projects onto another, as well as deeper self-reflection are also viewpoints that are worth pondering. Of course we know that too many caregivers would feel overwhelmed at the thought of working on themselves in the midst of caregiving...but the truth is that this is key to providing better care. Grant states this over & over; making the connection. I also very much enjoyed his stories to emphasize his points. The tale of his Dad on Halloween night was also quite touching. I found Grant to be "transparent" in his writing, genuine & truely focused on the message.
Deborah Sigrist, RN,BSN Hospice Nurse & Educator
Heartening, practical guide for caregivers Feb 20, 2008
CPR for Caregivers arrived today and I just finished it about one minute ago. It's Wonderful, with a capital W! It is clear, personal, practical, do-able, encouraging. I especially liked Grant Watkins' own bike ride story, and reading about his dad and the trick or treaters at the end of the book. His examples and ideas are memorable. I can imagine a friendly presentation by the author around these ideas. Cheering for Grant Watkins and CPR for Caregivers! Judy Halley