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Caregiver Support Line Monthly Presentations

Caring for yourself is the best thing you can do for those that depend on you. The support line offers monthly education group sessions that can help. These group sessions are offered over the telephone, so you can listen in the comfort of your own home. These presentations provide self-care tips on a range of topics. Participants can comment and ask questions at the end of each live session. In order to participate the Veteran you are caring for must be enrolled in VA Healthcare. Registration is required. To register or learn more, call the VA Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274).

Featured Monthly Presentation

Burnt Out OK, Now What?

Are you a caregiver that feels tired of caring? Do you feel like running away from the demands of your daily life? Listen to this recording. It will help you explore how you got to this point of burn out. It will also offer some tips on how to manage your commitments and still find time to take care of you. Click here to listen to this month’s featured presentation.

Past presentations and topic handouts can be found on the self-care topics handouts page.


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Relaxation Exercises
Taking time for yourself is so important. It may not always be easy to find the time to care for you. Just a few minutes a day participating in a relaxation activity can help caregivers feel restored. Invest of few minutes of your time to listen to a guided meditation. Sit back, relax, and allow this exercise to help restore your balance. Select a link below to listen.

  • Body Scan Meditation: Awareness and Healing of the Physical Body
  • Mindfulness Meditation: Finding Calm and Acceptance in the Present Moment
  • Relationship Meditation: Restoring Loving-Kindness to Yourself and Your Significant Other
  • Visualization Meditation: A Soothing Journey Created by the Gift of Imagination