B1008 | Nature Gave Us Dragonflies: The Caregiver's Essential Guide to Emotional and Physical Self-care
NOW TAKING PRE-ORDERS!
Our long-awaited caregiver guide, Nature Gave Us Dragonflies, is almost here. We expect it in our warehouse by June 4th!
Where the Nature Gave Us Butterflies booklet focuses on the care of the patient and teaches what to expect from the dying process, Nature Gave Us Dragonflies focuses on the experiences and needs of the caregiver.
When I worked in the field as a social worker, I needed a booklet that covers the topics that come up for the physically exhausted, emotionally tapped-out caregiver. We as hospice professionals offer support, validation of feelings, and psycho-education while we are visiting, but I didn't have any tools to leave behind to reinforce what we discussed during our visit.
So, I set out to change that.
Introducing Nature Gave Us Dragonflies: The Caregiver's Essential Guide to Emotional and Physical Self-care. This 32-page booklet is filled with topics caregivers face, written with a supportive tone and carefully-crafted words to reinforce your teachings. All hospice professionals can use this booklet - but your social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors, and volunteers will find this booklet an invaluable resource as they cover difficult topics such as the essentials of self-care:
- creating and maintaining boundaries
- the benefits of tears
- anticipatory grief
- anger, rage, and frustration
- guilt, shame, and regret
- grief or depression?
- Unresolved emotions and unfinished business
- actionable ways to release, resolve, or express your pain
- advance directives and honoring their wishes
- decision-making: artificial food and hydration, guilt, and the nursing home decision
- conflict within the family
All of these topics are addressed while naming the attributes and abilities of the dragonfly: flexibility and resilience, preparation, insight and wisdom, and conserving energy.
Encouraging and informative, the metaphors used in Nature Gave Us Dragonflies help the overwhelmed caregiver retain information and find refuge in knowing their experiences are not only normal, but expected.
Using Nature Gave Us Dragonflies also helps caregivers who are reluctant to discuss their concerns with hospice team members by naming and normalizing their feelings and experiences.
We put our heart and soul into every writing project to ensure you have education materials that proudly represent you as an agency. Try our booklets and let your caregivers, patients, and team members decide.
We will ship as soon as they hit the warehouse floor! Order your copies to support your family/caregivers today.