|8 Steps to Caregiver Empowerment, Growth & Well-Being|
|Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017|
|Time: 1 to 2 PM Central (2 to 3 PM Eastern / 11 AM to 12 PM Pacific)|
|Speaker: Debbie Sprague former Elizabeth Dole Foundation Alumna and author|
|Dole Fellow: TBA|
|Hosted by Easterseals|
Have you lost your sense of self since becoming a military caregiver? Has caregiving taken a toll on you mentally and/or physically? Do you want more control over your life, but feel powerless to change? Have you become “stuck” and just cannot move forward?
Military Veteran Caregiver, Debbie Sprague felt that way too, and over the course of many years she was able to research, learn and practice tools to take her life back through empowerment, personal growth, and learning to cherish her own needs for well-being. Debbie’s mission is to help other caregivers get to this place much quicker than she did by sharing what she learned. During the webinar “8 Steps to Caregiver Empowerment, Growth & Well-Being” you will learn these steps, and how you too can uncover your power, and gain trust in your ability to create a unique life that works for you, and your family while honoring the veteran that you care for.
Debbie Sprague is the author of “A Stranger in My Bed: 8 Steps to Taking Your Life Back from the Contagious Effects of Your Veteran’s Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder". She is also an Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellow alumnus, Education and Training Manager for the Military and Veteran Caregiver Network, and advocate for military and veteran caregivers, speaking, training, and providing education to those who care for, and about our ill, injured, and wounded veterans. Debbie has a BA degree in therapeutic recreation, with a minor in psychology, from California State University Chico, and holds a Community College Teaching Credential in Health and Physical Care Services. She is a Board Certified Life Coach, specializing in wellness and life solutions for military and veteran caregivers.
Debbie has personally experienced the challenges of caregiving during her son’s and mother-in-law’s losing battles with cancer, caring for her late father, and continues to care for her elderly mother suffering from dementia. In 2004, Debbie began caring for her husband Randy, a Vietnam Veteran when he was diagnosed with health complications from exposure to Agent Orange and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from his two tours of duty in Vietnam. Life dramatically changed for them, and in 2006, Debbie was also diagnosed with PTSD. Her personal need for finding answers and solutions after becoming overwhelmed and lost in the world of caregiving and PTSD, and her desire to help other caregivers led her to the work she does today.
You can learn more at: www.astrangerinmybed.com
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