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Self-Management 101 For Caregivers

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Whether you are a caregiver caring for someone with a chronic condition or a caregiver with a chronic condition, living with a chronic condition comes with various challenges.

This webinar will show you:
• How to break the vicious cycle of living with chronic conditions
• How to manage your mind-body connection with chronic conditions (breathing techniques)
• Practical skills (action planning, communicating, problem solving)
• Cognitive skills (guided imagery, visualization)
• How to deal with difficult emotions and feel hopeful for the future

Self-Management BC offers complimentary programs that are led by peers and offer practical skills and knowledge to empower individuals to be more hopeful in managing their chronic conditions. Join us for this informative webinar.

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  1. Lana has been involved with the University of Victoria’s Self-Management programs since 2012. Through her personal experience of chronic pain due to a motor vehicle accident, Lana encourages people living with chronic conditions to better their health and their lives through knowledge and skills obtained from Self-Management and the Online Program she coordinates. Her background experience is in education, life coaching, community engagement and online curriculum development. Lana is a passionate advocate about gathering a community of support when dealing with chronic conditions and truly believes there is light in darkness.

  1. Sherry’s background experience is in psychology and social work. In 1989, her involvement in self-management programs began with the implementation of the Arthritis Self-Management Program in Canada. Prior to joining the University of Victoria in September 2003, Sherry worked for 14 years with non-profit societies and health care agencies, specifically in the area of volunteer management and peer support. As a research associate, she is passionate about researching and sharing strategies to support people to live their healthiest life.

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