Finding Ease in Caregiving

Lead Researcher: 
Robert Kaplan
Project Contact: 
Jody Thompson
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Project Description: 
The Finding Ease in Caregiving Project is a free, tailored improvisation skills program for individuals who are caregivers experiencing stress & caring for adults with chronic conditions. Participants learn from the Primal Alexander™ improvisation strategy based in the Alexander Technique- a strategy that assists in developing self-efficacy to alter adverse behaviors and integrate mind-body awareness. Inclusion criteria for participants are: • Serve as a caregiver of an adult individual with a chronic condition for at least 6 months, • Provide 2 hours of caregiving per day, minimum of 10 per week, • Are over age 18, • Lives with or can visit the care recipient in-person at least daily, as needed, & • Have access to a computer with webcam and high-speed internet Participants will meet once a week for 8 weeks via Zoom.
Project Sponsor: 
Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging

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