Providing Coping Tools through Loss and Adversity, Promoting Monitoring Yourself with Awareness She also trains the professionals who service them.
Eleanor Silverberg is the founder of Jade Self Development Coaching. She is a social worker, dementia/caregiving/grief specialist helping adults cope through loss and adversity applying various methods under the 3-A Coping Framework she developed: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist. Eleanor specializes in providing self-development coaching for family caregivers of adults with progressive chronic illness
to help them strengthen resiliency and prevent burnout. She has written 2 books for caregivers: Caregiving with Strength and Keeping It Together: A Self Development Guide for Family Caregivers. She also provides mindfulness as an "assist" strategy in her book "Mindfulness Exercises for Dementia" and in her workshop "Mindfulness Exercises for Everyone"
• Individual Coaching Sessions
• Training Workshops in applying the 3-A Framework: Acknowledge,
Assess, Assist® for coping through adversity and loss
• Training Workshops for professionals in applying the 3-A Framework:
Acknowledge, Assess, Assist® for coping through adversity
• Mindfulness for Everyone Workshops
• Professional Training based on modified mindfulness program
• Speaking engagements
Here I am speaking about person centred assistance applying with Jane Teasdale, co-owner of Mosaic HomeCare and Community Resources.
Introducing Eleanor Silverberg discussing her 3-A Coping Framework for those that have experience loss such as health decline, family illness, death, job los...
The war in Ukraine and in the Middle East have caused a stir of tragedy and grief felt globally. Although, I do not live in Israel or the Ukraine, I feel the impact as you may and like so many others all over the globe. Given that I specialize in the area of grief, I feel it is important that I write about it.
Grief, a reaction to loss, is huge in the face of tragedy. Unfortunately, there are countless tragedies that occur such as hate crimes, war, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters that not only are felt by families directly affected but contain a ripple effect of grief felt globally. Grief consist...
This article assists in acknowledging and assessing the losses when a family member is seriously injured in order to be able to , adapt and create new present moments that align with the reality.
It's natural to grieve when caring for someone with an illness, injury or disability. Lee Woodruff tells her story of coping with a life of altered expectations.
After researching so many ways of processing grief over the years, I developed my own empowering model The 3-A Coping Framework: that I apply in my private practice as a coping strategist working from a loss perspective
Facing Grief & The 3-A Coping Framework Interview with Eleanor Silverberg, Coping StrategistMay 8, 2023Interviewer: Sandra CorradoAt one point or another we...
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Caregivers often face many challenges with little to no resources. Our authors share insight and compassion within personal stories, books, blogs and podcasts to support your and dementia journey. https://alzauthors.com/
Looking for help ? I invite you to visit my newly designed website and obtain tips, learn about my service as a coping strategist applying the 3-A Coping Framework See you there! www.eleanorsilverberg.com
Healing/resolving past wounds can make living in the present easier
Keeping It Together for stands out featuring the 3-A Framework: with transforming qualities. Mindfulness Exercises offers a modified version to accommodate those with cognitive and mindful challenges. Thank you
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Caring for a family member with dementia can be challenging, but with the right strategies and support, you can provide excellent care while also taking care of yourself. Here are some pieces of advice for family caregivers:
1. Educate yourself about dementia: Learn as much as you can about the condition to understand the changes your loved one is going through. This knowledge will help you anticipate and address their needs more effectively.
2. Establish a routine: People with dementia often benefit from a consistent daily routine. Set regular times for meals, activities, and rest to provide structure and reduce confusion.
3. Create a safe environment: Modify the home to minimize hazards and ensure your loved one's safety. Remove tripping hazards, install handrails, and use locks or alarms on doors and windows if necessary.
4. Practice effective communication: Speak clearly and calmly, using simple sentences and familiar words. Maintain eye contact and use non-verbal cues like gentle touch or facial expressions to convey your message.
5. Encourage independence: Allow your loved one to perform tasks they are still capable of doing, even if they require assistance. This promotes their sense of dignity and autonomy.
6. Be patient and flexible: Dementia can cause mood swings, confusion, and repetitive behaviors. Stay calm and patient, adapting to their changing needs. If they become frustrated or agitated, take a break and return to the situation later.
7. Seek support: Don't hesitate to reach out for help. Join a local support group or online community where you can connect with others facing similar challenges. Reach out to family and friends for assistance when needed.
8. Take care of yourself: Caring for someone with dementia can be emotionally and physically draining. Make sure to prioritize your own well-being. Get enough rest, eat healthily, exercise regularly, and ask for help when you need it. Remember, you cannot provide good care if you're exhausted and overwhelmed.
9. Utilize respite care: Take advantage of respite care services, which provide temporary relief for caregivers. This allows you to take breaks, attend to personal matters, or simply have time for yourself. Respite care can be arranged at home or through specialized facilities.
10. Plan for the future: As the disease progresses, consider discussing legal and financial matters with your loved one, such as creating a power of attorney or advance directives. Planning ahead can help alleviate stress and ensure their wishes are respected.
Remember, being a family caregiver is a demanding role, and it's essential to acknowledge your efforts and the challenges you face. Don't hesitate to seek professional guidance or counseling if you need additional support.
Mindfulness is Now
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Raising them right
Not all fathers are present.....but that does not mean you are worthless💓
is important in as a family . Here are tips from a past article I wrote that may help applying the empowering 3-A Coping Framework
Getting enough sleep as a caregiver can be tough. Here are some useful tips so you as a carer can look after yourself as well as those you care for.
Avoiding the pain in does not make it go away. There can be more comfort by going with it than against it. Making yourself comfortable can make the experience easier
Courage and Calm are inherent in your system. Assisting by Acknowledging & Assessing
Please excuse the inconvenience...My website is temporarily not available for a short while to be redesigned - to bring you more informative helpful stuff, making coping easier for family caregivers and anyone challenged with life altering present or past situational losses!
This article assists in acknowledging and assessing the losses when a family member becomes ill in order to be able to , adapt and create new present moments that align with the reality.
Plans change when your spouse or loved one gets ill and caregiving is needed. Acknowledge the reality of change but also aim for creating new goals so everyone can have something to look forward to. Smaller goals are just as important and beware of comparing yourselves to others.
Looking for activities to do with people who have ? Here is a book that contains a modified version of conventional to accommodate those with cognitive deficits Preview/order www.eleanorsilverberg.com
"Eleanor Silverberg has provided support – both personally as a caregiver to her father and professionally as a social worker in dementia care. She knows the road. She has traveled it. She also knows the literature – about grief, even about the growth that can be experienced... " ~Kenneth J Doka, PhD, trailblazer in grief studies, Professor Emeritus, College of New Rochelle, prolific author
A gift to the caregiving community in addressing the losses that family members experience while providing care. Preview/order www.eleanorsilverberg.com
As Bruce Willis turned 68 on Sunday, his wife Emma Heming marked the day with a candid message about caring for someone living with frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
Listen in as I spoke with Mary Bart of Caregiving Matters in addressing caregiver guilt as she speaks about guilt as it applied in her own experience
The host of this program, Eleanor Silverberg is a social worker, grief specialist and author of Keeping It Together: How to Cope as a Family Caregiver without Losing Your Sanity. Her guest, Mary Bart coupled her 16-year professional technology background with her decade of personal, hands-on caregiv...
Healing from situational loss is not a smooth journey.
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"My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened." ~Michel de Montaigne
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Eleanor Silverberg is the founder of Jade Self Development Coaching. She is a social worker and grief specialist, providing self-development coaching to help adults through adversity and situational loss - death, family illness, relationship breakdown, job, financial, loss of a pet or other life altering situation. Eleanor specializes in assisting those who are caring for aged parents and chronically ill family members, offering “A” tips to strengthen inner resiliency and prevent burnout. “A” tips are endorsed methods to help you cope as you self-monitor with self-awareness using the coping tool AcknowledgeAssessAssist. This 3-A Coping Framework involves Acknowledging the adverse circumstances of adversity and loss, Assessing the impact which include the reaction and what influences the reaction, and Assisting with strategies. Training is also offered to professionals on using the 3-A Coping Framework for intervention.
Eleanor has featured Acknowledge, Assess, Assist in her books “Caregiving with Strength” that is more academic and “Keeping It Together: How to Cope as a Family Caregiver without Losing Your Sanity” that is more hands on for family caregivers. Her third book “Mindfulness Exercises for Dementia” allowed Eleanor to combine her expertise in dementia, group facilitation and extensive training in mindfulness to create a modified mindfulness program, filling a gap so that people in the moderate stage of dementia can also benefit from mindful practice.