This guided meditation for caregiver stress is designed to offer relief, comfort and self care for caregivers who may be growing weary and disheartened from looking after a family member or friend in need of taxing levels of physical or emotional care. It is also useful for professional providers experiencing the occupational stress of caregiver burnout.
Guided imagery is a mind-body technique that consists of healing words and hypnotic images, set to soothing music, to provide relief from caregiver stress syndrome. Repeated listening once or twice a day for 2-3 weeks ensures maximum impact. The track list is as follows:
1. Introduction (3:13)
2. Guided Imagery (21:13)
3. Affirmations (20:35)
This includes reminders of the caregiver’s strength, resourcefulness and tenacity; a sense of being surrounded by protection, support and appreciation; an easing up of any resentment, isolation and anger that may have accrued; and an emphasis on the need for self-consideration and self care for caregivers. Affirmations are easier, faster and more convenient for some listeners, and can be played while doing other things, even driving.
This Health Journeys™ recording for caregiver burnout was written and narrated by noted psychotherapist and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek, scored to the immersive music of Steven Mark Kohn, and produced by the Cleveland Orchestra’s Bruce Gigax. See for yourself why this audio program is so strongly recommended by healthcare providers and counselors, not to mention it being such a popular word of mouth favorite among families and friends in need of relief from day in, day out caregiver stress. (45 min.)