Panic, Pressure & a Dose of Patience: Finding GRACE in the midst of caregiving

A FREE WisdomWay™ Webinar for family caregivers or advocates

Life’s unpredictable. If you’re caring for a loved one, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

Caregiving isn’t just giving of our time. It’s engaging in often difficult decisions. It’s rearranging our already busy lives. It’s managing financial stress, insurance, and health care systems. It’s navigating complexities in relationships. It’s facing changing roles. It’s living with loss. It’s finding a way to meet everyone’s needs and not go over the edge ourselves.

We want to be there for those we love. But how do we relate to our own mind states when we feel panicked, afraid, overwhelmed, and frustrated?


Join us and come away from our conversation with practical tools that you’ll use everyday.

  • Learn how you can recognize your own stress alarms as we learn about stress reactions.
  • Find ways to bring yourself back to equilibrium, even in the face of difficulty.
  • Come away with a ‘go-to’ practice that can help you to find GRACE when things get tough. (Free to those who attend.)
  • Get answers to your questions about mindfulness practices from a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher.



When we’re caught in a stress reaction, it impacts our thinking, our mood, our ability to make decisions, and our health. We know that the stress of caregiving has a cumulative impact.

Without daily, or in the case of mindfulness-interventions, moment-to-moment tools, caregivers are more likely to experience stress-related disease, shortened lifespan and accelerated aging processes.

By building daily practices to buffer stress, you can not only protect yourself from illness, but can experience greater resiliency.

You’re not alone. And this can be easier.


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Karen Laing has specialized in women’s health for more than 20 years, with a background as a midwife, lactation consultant, doula trainer, and perinatal educator. She is the Founder of Birthways, the largest and most established doula program in the country where she developed integrative approaches to meet the needs of expectant and new parents. She has trained and mentored midwives, doulas and lactation professionals. A knowledgeable practitioner as well as a natural teacher and compassionate listener, Karen has helped countless women find comfort, confidence and joy through life transitions and is the originator of the WisdomWay™ method of mindful caregiving.