Take care of number one!
'put oxygen mask on first before helping others'
Most caregivers suffer more or less severe damage to themselves, especislly if relativees or dear ones are cared for
Give best possible care
Better observation - wide field of vision and perception
More intuition - mammalian brain picks up from other mammalian brain
Patient is under multiple stress
Long term stress exposure
Guilt for being a burden
Fear of death, worsening condition
Medical treatment not helping
Side effects ...
Giving Care: A Tough and Dangerous Job
Are you a caregiver?
Do you have a caregiver in your family?
Then you know that giving care to others is one of the most difficult jobs around!
If you do it as a "professional "it is already tough enough.
You know how difficult it is to deal with people day in and out who are ill or incapacitated.
That means these people have a lot of stress.
That stress often comes out for you to deal with. Now you are getting that extra stress on top of your job.
Even more Stress
Are you a caregiver for parent or family member who is ill or incapacitated?
Do you have care for child who is ill or handicapped for an extended period?
Your job is even tougher - it is even dangerous!
Why is that?
Because your "client" is a loved one. You cannot help but be emotionally deeply involved.
And stress is an emotional issue. Your stress level from caring for person dear to you can easily reach dangerous levels.
Why would I say dangerous?
If people work in a factory or on a construction site they have protective clothing, hardhats, and safety rules which the government makes sure are being followed.
For emotional dangers you have nothing.
Your stress of caring and watching your loved one goes straight to the heart.
No safety belt, no bulletproof vest, just your raw emotions.
Over time you learn how to deal with it as best as you can.
That however may just hide the true impact on your health and well-being.
Even Your Genes Will Age Prematurely
A study by Stanford University of mothers who cared for their severely handicapped children showed that their genes aged six times faster than normal.
That means their genes aged in one year of caring for their child as those genes would age in six years for normal person!
I am Fred George Sauer and I know stress.
I was born in a war zone and exposed to brutal destruction and poverty for the first six years of my life.
As a result I struggled my whole life dealing with this childhood stress.
Difficulties learning, anxieties, low moods and lacking self-confidence were a constant challenge for me.
I found many ways to help:
Regular physical activity and exercise, beauty in nature, poetry and classical music, yoga and meditation, even psychology groups, mindfulness and forgiveness work.
It all helped. And I would recommend any of these tools for you to ease your burden.
Pick what feels good for you and is easy to do. Feeling good is a key to combating stress.
Remember stress is an emotional thing.
My Number One Recommendation
My number one most urgent recommendation is to get moving.
Get at least 20 to 30 minutes of exercise into your schedule.
Do this 5 to 6 times per week.
If necessary start out slowly and build up over time.
Whether it is a brisk walk or a more intensive workout, it will begin to stress proof your body and mind.
Work to achieve some deeper breathing and a good sweat. Then you know your heart and body got a good workout.
There are many factors which make exercise so effective in helping you deal with stress, because:
Getting to the Root of STRESS
But even the great positive effects of exercise will just help you deal with the stress you have.
Even exercise does not get to the root cause of stress.
It helps you more easily live with stress. It is more effective than most of the conventional stress management tools people tell you about.
But to reduce or eliminate the true cause of stress in your brain, you need something even more powerful.
First you need to learn how stress is generated deep down in your subconscious brain.
You need to learn that stress is a totally natural and important part of your life but in today's complex fast-paced world it causes more and more problems for you.
It took me a full year to write this all down in an easy understandable way.
I was able to distill the latest neuroscience of stress and the most natural and powerful techniques to combat stress into just about 200 pages.
I used true stories of real people to illustrate the science of the brain.
I show you the exact techniques which you can use on your own in complete privacy, to reduce your stress, to make your life easier, healthier, happier and more successful.
This book is now available on Amazon, in print and on Kindle.
As a caregiver you have more stress than most people.
Perhaps your stress seems nearly unbearable.
In addition you would really like to help the people you care for to reduce their stress.
It would make their life easier too!
Do you want your genes to age 6 times faster than normal?
It doesn't have to be that way. Make sure you get moving, exercise.
You'll feel better already. And then learn the most powerful tool available to combat your stress.
Use it regularly.
And as a special bonus, you can actually use the same techniques on your client or loved one.
They too can learn from you the techniques which will make their life easier and supports their healing and progress.
Do yourself and your loved ones a huge favor.
Get this book, learn the latest neuroscience in super easy terms illustrated by the stories of real people.
Learn to free yourself from destructive stress and then even help others.
Remember what they tell you on an airplane at the beginning of the journey:
"put your own oxygen mask on before you help others!"
Fred George Sauer Founder of SciStress
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