Caregiver Resources

WELCOME

For more information or questions regarding our Caregiver Project, please email Amy Jaffe at amy@indranislight.org.

You are receiving this special “Caregiver Package” from Indrani’s Light Foundation because we care about you. Our mission is to support caregivers, like you, in women’s shelters by helping reduce compassion fatigue and burnout.

After conversations with shelters, we heard a deep concern about staff work-related “burnout.” The work your staff does is demanding on the caregivers’ mental, emotional, physical, and psychological well-being. (Click here to read the full Welcome Letter.)

Printable Resources

50 Ways to Take a Break Poster

Caregiver Self Care Challenge Poster – Color

Caregiver Self Care Challenge Poster – B & W

Affirmations Checklist v2

 

Online Resources

VIA Character Strengths Survey

Indrani’s TEDx Port of Spain Talk

 

Podcasts

Click here to submit a question or scenario to be covered on the Podcast

Caring for the Caregivers Podcast Episode 0 – Introductions and why ILF’s mission to support Domestic Violence Caregivers is so important

Caring for the Caregivers Podcast Episode 1 – Six Tools for Building and Maintaining Positive Relationships

Caring for the Caregivers Podcast Episode 2 – Caring for the Caregivers Meditation – Using your breathing to deal with difficult conversations

Caring for the Caregivers Podcast Episode 3 – Take Care of Yourself FIRST, Then Take Care of Your Family

Caring for the Caregivers Podcast Episode 4 – Not Feeling Appreciated by Others

Caring for the Caregivers Podcast Episode 5 – Dealing With a Lack of Appreciation and Gratitude, Part 1

Caring for the Caregivers Podcast Episode 6 – A Meditation on Self-Kindness

Caring for the Caregivers Podcast Episode 6 Bonus Audio – The Anyway Poem

Caring for the Caregivers Podcast Episode 7 – Dealing With a Lack of Appreciation and Gratitude, Part 2

Caring for the Caregivers Podcast Episode 8 – Settling What Feels Unsettled

Caring for the Caregivers Podcast Episode 9 – Feeling Guilty When Saying “No” To Your Supervisor

Caring for the Caregivers Podcast Episode 10 – After A Tough Conversation

Caring for the Caregivers Podcast Episode 11 – Sacrificing Holiday Time For Co-workers

Caring for the Caregivers Podcast Episode 12 – Are your expectations leading to sticky situations?

Meditations

Meditation: After a tough conversation


Meditation: Boundaries


Meditation: Feeling unappreciated


Meditation: Feeling unsettled


Meditation: Find your strengths


Meditation: Prepare for an important meeting


Meditation: Sitting with a wise one


Meditation: Take a time out


Live A Brighter Life Recordings

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Session #1: Setting Boundaries: Define Your Personal Space



 

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Session #2: Saying No: Say ‘Yes’ to a New Way


 

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Session #3: Letting Go: Uncover Your Self-Respect


 

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Session #4: Finding Resilience: Uncover Your Self-Compassion


 

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Session #5: Restoring Self: Stand in Your Divine Power


 

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Session #6: Being Present: Reclaim Yourself Physically and Emotionally ~ Part 1


Session #6: Being Present: Reclaim Yourself Physically and Emotionally ~ Part 2