The Department of Psychiatry Patient and Family Education Series presents a free educational program, "Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others: Mind Body Self-care for Caregivers" on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others: Mind Body Self-care for CaregiversDate: 09/15/2012 - 09/15/2012
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry Patient and Family Education Series presents a free educational program for families, patients and friends:"Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others: Mind Body Self-care for Caregivers." This program will be hosted by the faculty of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH. This free educational program for caregivers aims to educate caregivers about strategies that they employ to reduce stress and prevent burnout. Patients, families and friends are welcome to attend this free event. Registration is required.
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Register
9:15 am - 3:15 pm
The Starr Center Auditorium at MGH
185 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114
Welcome and Introduction – John A. Fromson, MD and George Handran, Esq
The Crisis of Caregiving in America – Gregory Fricchione, MD
Building Resiliency – John Denninger, MD, PhD
The Relaxation Response and the Importance of Self-care – Herbert Benson, MD
Patient and Family Panel – Ann Webster, PhD
The Relaxation Response Resiliency Program – Elyse Park, PhD and Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH
Mindfulness, Social Support, Nutrition, Exercise and Optimism – Peg Baim, MS, NP