Presence Care Training: Learning Critical Skills to Guide Family Clients Through the End Stage of Dementia

Price: $90.00
Presence Care Training:
Learning Critical Skills to Guide
Family Clients Through
the End State of Dementia

This workshop covers the main aspects of Presence Care, a mindfulness-based model of dementia care that can be used throughout the various stages of dementia.

This is an experiential workshop with role playing of various care situations

Saturday, April 28, 2012
9:30am - 1:30pm,
(with light snacks)
Alliant International University
One Beach Street ~ San Francisco
4 CE Hrs
Manteau-Rao Marguerite Manteau-Rao is a licensed clinical social worker and registered art therapist with a mindfulness-based psychotherapy private practice in Palo Alto, CA. She is also a student of mindfulness meditation, a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor, and Zen Hospice volunteer.

She is a consultant for communities and individuals involved in dementia care and is a frequent guest speaker on the Presence Care Project at various care communities throughout the Bay Area.
Organization of the Class.

This introductory workshop will cover four main aspects of Presence Care:

1) mindfulness practice as a a way to reduce stress often associated with dementia care,

2) mindful relating as a powerful way to engage the person with dementia, particularly during the end stage when the person may no longer be able to communicate with words,

3) experiential understanding of the reality of the person with dementia and ways that it can be used to prevent or deal with distress,

4) why and how to use the support of a mindful care community.

Workshop Benefits

Caring for a loved one with dementia frequently leads to burnout, depression, anxiety, and a wide range of stress-related conditions.  This workshop will show you how to help your family clients:

1. learn techniques and a way of being with their loved one that can lead to greater well-being

2. learn a model of care that can substantially reduce stress for caregivers

3. utilize available community support resources

Who Should Attend?

Psychologists                                             Counselors
Marriage and Family Therapists                      Registered Nurses
LCSWs                                                      Physicians

A comprehensive nine-week Presence Care professional training will be available Fall, 2012