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Beginning the week of May 4 Caring Hearts will be hosting a free eight-week online program focused on Resiliency building and Self-Care to support our essential service employees and their families during this difficult time. Watch for more information.


Thank you to the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation Emergency Response Fund for making this program available.

Resiliency and Self-Care Psychological First Aid
A Tool for Front-Line Essential Service Providers to Cope with Covid-19
A Caring Hearts Program Made Possible by the 
South Saskatchewan Community Foundation Emergency Response Fund

Presenter: Duane Bowers [biography]

Program Overview

Thursday May 7: 
Introduction of the program the Online Toolkit that will include weekly updates and resources.

All LIVE presentations will be archived on the Caring Hearts website.

Five Core Elements of Resiliency [PDF]
 

Health & Wellness Weekly Scorecard [PDF]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday May 14:
Caring for Ourselves - Six Dimensions of Health [PDF]

 

Caring for Ourselves - Mission Statement [PDF]

Pre-taped video on Resiliency and Self-Care – 90 minutes

 

Thursday May 21:

Resiliency Building

Resiliency requires a level of self-knowledge, understanding and personal insight.  It requires us to gain a deeper knowledge of who we are and how we fit in the universe. Resilient people will learn about themselves and what circumstances or situations causes them stress and anxiety. If they are going into a situation that can cause them stress or anxiety they will take measures to prepare themselves in advance. Resilient people will take the time to search for their “personal” meaning and purpose in the world. They will identify their priorities in life, their core values [personal values] and their personal beliefs.  

Personal Beliefs [PDF]

Core Values [PDF]


Live session 4:00 – 4:45 CST with Duane Bowers 

Resiliency and Self-Care LIVE session


Understanding Psychological First Aid (PFA) – Overview Body/ Brain
•    What is trauma?
•    How does trauma affect brain and body?
•    What do we do about it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

4:45 – 5:00 LIVE Q and A with Duane Bowers


Goal: To understand the impact trauma has on the way we think, feel and act.
 
Thursday May 28:

Live session 4:00 – 4:45 CST with Duane Bowers 

Resiliency and Self-Care LIVE session

 

Psychological First Aid – Finding Safety and Comfort
•    Be Active. 
•    Get information. 
•    Get connected.
•    Grief Reactions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

4:45 – 5:00 LIVE Q and A with Duane Bowers

Goal: To enhance immediate and ongoing sense of safety, and provide physical and emotional comfort and support.


Thursday June 4:
Live session 4:00 – 4:45 CST with Duane Bowers 

Resiliency and Self-Care LIVE session


Stabilization – Dealing with stress.
•    Stress management techniques.
•    Mindfulness

4:45 – 5:00 LIVE Q and A with Duane Bowers

Goal: To calm and orient survivors.

Thursday June 11:
Live session 4:00 – 4:45 CST with Duane Bowers

Resiliency and Self-Care LIVE session

 
Coping – The Five Selves
•    The Creative Self
•    The Coping Self
•    The Social Self
•    The Essential Self
•    The Physical Self

4:45 – 5:00 LIVE Q and A with Duane Bowers

Goal: To provide information about stress reactions and coping to promote adaptive functioning.
 
Thursday June 18:

Live session 4:00 – 4:45 CST with Duane Bowers

Resiliency and Self-Care LIVE session

 
Social Supports
•    Emotional understanding and acceptance 
•    Sharing of experiences and concerns 
•    Normalization of reactions 
•    Mutual instruction about coping
•    Practical problem-solving

4:45 – 5:00 LIVE Q and A with Duane Bowers


Goal: To help establish brief or ongoing contacts with primary support persons or other sources of support, including family members, friends, and community helping resources.

Thursday June 25:
Live session 4:00 – 4:45 CST with Duane Bowers

Resiliency and Self-Care LIVE session

 
The Future – One of Hope or Fear?
•    Optimism 
•    Confidence 
•    Faith 
•    Positive 
•    Practical 

4:45 – 5:00 LIVE Q and A with Duane Bowers

Goal: To help establish a sense of future based on hope, and build on lessons learned from this experience.
 

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