The Compassionate Connection Series
Online training that provides an holistic look at compassion in all aspects of caregiving. Best done in the order shown below, each course draws on information between the courses. Each one can also be taken on its own.
- Compassionate Practice
- The Compassionate Communicator
- The Compassionate Caregiver
- The Compassionate Conversationalist
- The Compassionate Connector
Each course draws on information between the courses, but each one can also be undertaken on its own.
The ABC of Compassionate Communication
26 steps to improve your compassion & wellbeing
How well do you practice compassion? How often? What do you do when your time, feelings and circumstances are challenged by something else? Moving on from the eBook, “The Compassion Practitioner” you’ll explore compassion through the eyes of the recipient as well as yourself. Using scenarios and videos, you’ll learn not only the health and wellness effects of compassion but also how to improve yours.
The Compassionate Communicator
From looking at the effects of language as we develop, age or live with neurological deficits, we’ll look at both verbal and non-verbal communication. You’ll examine what goes on in the brain that stops us communicating verbally and how we use visual, emotional and physical clues to see why people react in different ways to different situations. We’ll look at the difference between communicating and talking and see what timely interventions we can use to defuse emotionally challenging situations.
The Compassionate Caregiver
The challenges of caring for someone who needs help will be different for everyone, but there are many situations are shared when caring. We’ll look at common issues with personal care, agitation and even why violent situations can arise, whether it’s in a residential setting or at home. You’ll use scenarios and videos to build up a set of guidelines that will fit many situations. You’ll see how you can apply some of the interventions used in The Compassionate Communicator at different times during the care process.
The Compassionate Conversationalist
Just because conversation does not get initiated does not mean it isn’t needed or doesn’t happen. Why do we need to continue conversing with those in our care and what can we do to help bring out conversation empathetically? As well as drawing on the tools provided in The Compassionate Communicator, you will learn other ways to make connections that matter.
The Compassionate Connector
The Compassionate Connector helps you look for and then maintain your own connections that will support your own health and wellness in your caring role. Last in the series, it joins up all the dots and provides you with an easy-to-use index of help that is available. All your help in one place, saving you time and effort in wading through online searches and giving you the time you need to put into the person, or people, in your care.