An ongoing exploration of what it means to be a CAREgiver. Every Thursday Afternoon at 3pm
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CAREGIVERS GROUP WILL BE ON HIATUS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST. WE WILL RESUME ON SEPTEMBER 8TH.
Caregiving is a unique and intimately personal experience. It can range from a friendly visit once a week to constant 24 hour care. Caring for someone on a regular basis can be a very mixed bag. There are positive feelings associated with helping others, but caregiving is fraught with difficulties as well; a sense of isolation, holding tremendous responsibility, constant worry, frustration, guilt, anger, confusion and exhaustion.
This drop in group will offer you a chance to express and explore your feelings with others who are experiencing similar situations.
The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care has a unique approach in working with illness, suffering and loss. Using mindfulness techniques, Buddhist teaching and practice, and power of connection, we support the grieving on their journey. We create a safe, nurturing environment for individuals to work through and accept the difficult and sometimes seemingly unmanageable emotions, illness can create: anger, guilt and despair. We care and support each other as we work towards understanding and accepting the pain that loss creates, while simultaneously moving towards, releasing and transforming our suffering into wisdom.