Caring For Caregivers Programmes With The Sanctuary

 

The Sanctuary has been developing and delivering mindfulness and meditation programmes and courses, since its inception in 1998. It has worked with many different social care and youth organisations with a mission to help and support those most in need. As part of this mission, it designed the Mindfully Compassionate Wellbeing Programme for all those working in the caring field. This is a practical, innovative programme that can be adapted to particular needs and requirements.

What We Offer

Full and half day programmes, tailored to suit the needs of your organisation or group for 16-20 people.

Please click on the button below for the details of Half Day Programme

Please click on the button below for the details of Full Day Programme

Please click on the button below for the details of 10 & 16 Week Programmes which can also be adjusted to suit for more indepth Mindfulness training and practice

To make an enquiry or a booking, please contact: claire@sanctuary.ie

About These Programmes

It is no surprise that those in the caring profession are often susceptible to stress, anxiety, physical strain and a diminished quality of life (McBee, 2003), and that tending to their own needs and mental well-being can be difficult. This doesn’t mean that the resources are not there, rather access to programmes designed to help can be problematic due to financial, geographical, and bureaucratic barriers.

There have been many programmes developed to help those working with vulnerable groups cope with the stress and the demands of their jobs. These programmes vary, depending on whether they are specific to the type of illness/disability/ or youth care setting, or whether they are more general and wide reaching.

In recent years, there have been a number of studies conducted that focus on mindfulness practices and mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) as a possible tool for caregivers/youth workers with positive results (Lewis et.al, 2012; Carlson et.al, 2006; Wahbeh et.al, 2010; Zylowska 2015; McBee, 2011). In fact, one study (Carlson et, al, 2008) that randomly assigned 78 caregivers to either an 8 week MBI or a CCES programme (caregiver education support), found that the MBI was more effective with improving overall mental well-being and stress levels. This suggests that mindfulness and MBIs are a viable approach in dealing with stress.

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  • Please note: our courses will close for booking 48hrs prior to start date. Zoom details etc are sent out once the booking has closed to ensure our community members have everything they need in advance of their course beginning.
  • If you have any issues at all, please contact enquiries@sanctuary.ie. We are happy to help.

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