This is an excellent article which is a PDF on the role of Caring and just what it means to be a Carer within the UK. The article provides very good advice which is simple to understand, is clear and is relevant. It looks at the key components of what a Carer is and what functions or tasks they carry out. It identifies what one can expect from Social Services including an assessment of one's own needs as a Carer. It also provides links to other organisations.
Advice for Carers
This is Sarah, she is a Carer for a family member and she is also a Carer. This is from Bournemouth Trust. She says she gets a great deal of support from her GP which is very good for her. She also says that there is a lot of information in the GP practice. However, I think we can go above and beyond this level of support with access to professional stress management alongside programmes of therapy which teach practical skills such as self hypnosis, breathing exercises, sound healing, progressive muscular relaxation and more. As well at Therapy for Carers UK based in Warwickshire we can treat underlying issues to do with mental, physical and emotional well being. After all GP's are very busy professionals and I am curious to know just how many GP's could benefit from sending stressed and run down Carers to Therapy for Carers UK?
Sarah a working Carer
Here is a very good clear and succinct over view as to the main reasons that Carers need support too.
Please see more here at
Carers Trust - Why do Carers need support?
We at Therapy for Carers UK like the new idea of Dementia Friends. It is a wonderful idea to be able to assist someone with Dementia. Dementia is a disease of the brain. It is not a normal consequence of aging. It can occur in younger people which is called Early Onset Dementia. The concept and idea behind Dementia Friends is very good. However, what support are those Dementia Friends going to receive? What support, help and care are the Carers going to receive.
Dementia Friends is excellent in that it raises awareness of Dementia within the general public's eyes and it provides simple, useful tips on how to help people with Dementia. However, as we are all hard pressed for time then if one does aim to support someone with Dementia what impact will it also have on the Dementia Friend. In essence the Dementia Friend idea is a social and community education and awareness building platform and in that regard it is to be applauded.
However, the people who are the personal Carers and the paid Carers working within the Care Profession need support too. They need help, advice and the ability to manage their own health and well being. That is what we at Therapy for Carers UK based in Warwickshire can do for you if you are a Carer.
Of course we at Therapy for Carers UK celebrate any initiative that helps and assists in making vulnerable people's lives better. So please see more at:
Becoming a Dementia Friend
Hi there it is Douglas Clark Founding member of Therapy for Carers UK here. Today in this post I am looking at linking a page on caring for someone that has Dementia. Apart from being a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Hypnotist and Master Practitioner of NLP running a growing practice in Leamington Spa and Warwickshire I am also a carer to my elderly father who has Macular Degeneration of the eyes and also Dementia. Therefore I am well aware of the challenges and pressures of care work. Some days and nights are filled with the demands of caring for him and at other times things do smooth out a little but they can quickly change too. I have found at times that I have felt frustrated, annoyed and at times in despair. I have had to learn to cope and learn to seek out professional help and support to in order to manage my own health and stress levels. I am somewhat fortunate in that I do have access to many strategies in that I am a long time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and also I know how to take myself into Hypnosis which is called Self Hypnosis. That being said care work is most definitely stressful and that stress will be different for each Carer. I know that it has taken me time and effort to reach the place and space I am in now. It has also taken money to learn skills, knowledge and experience which I am now able to pass onto you if you are a Carer.
So please have a read of the article linked in this page and then if you like my post please do get in touch with us at Therapy for Carers UK
OK here is the excellent information from Alzheimer's Disease International:
Caring for a person with Dementia
This article by the excellent Charity namely Mind clearly explains some of the most significant challenges that Carers face. We at Therapy for Carers UK based in Leamington Spa and Warwickshire recognise these main elements that Carers need help and support with. Some of them of course are not within our remit such as advice on dealing with monetary issues. However, at Therapy for Carers UK we firmly believe that if we can improve your life as a Carer by releasing stress, improving your well being and allowing you to be more centred and balanced that you will have much more energy, as well as drive along with a clearer mind to solve some of those problems too. We can assist with the money side too in that we are offering our high quality therapy skills, knowledge and experience at subsidised professional rates.
Please see more here on the challenges Carers face:
Douglas Clark Originator of Therapy for Carers and a Founding Member is delighted to have professionally teamed up with the outstanding Holistic Therapist namely Clair Taylor-Powell. Clair has agreed wholeheartedly to become a Founding Member of Therapy for Carers UK and we are delighted that she has accepted. Therapy for Carers UK as you may or may not know is a socially minded enterprise designed with one main goal in mind. That is to provide professional, qualified and experienced therapy at affordable rates to people who care for others.
Now here comes the question; What is a Carer? I think this information from Mind the Charity can best explain that simply and clearly so over to them:
Information on exactly what a Carer is:
So you see you may well be doing Care Work and not even know that the vital support and care you are providing is classified as being a Carer.
Carers face significant demands and pressures which is where Therapy for Carers UK based in Leamington Spa & Warwickshire comes into play. We can tailor design therapy to your exact needs. After all we have been doing that week in and week out with our Private Practices.
Our passion and drive comes because one of our Founding Members has been a long time Carer. As such there was recognised to be a significant gap in terms of professional qualified therapists who were offering affordable and accessible therapy for Carers.
So if you like what we stand for then please like our Facebook page and also if you are a Carer and want our help and support you only need to ask by getting in touch.
All the best to you from Therapy for Carers UK :-)
Therapy for Carers UK are looking into ways in which we can best support you as Carers to enable you to manage your stress and to off load your cares and concerns in a safe, professional space with qualified professional therapists who have ethos, drive and commitment.
If you are a Carer and you have any suggestions as to how best we at Therapy for Carers UK could support you then please do get in touch. You can talk to our Founding Members free of charge on the phone in confidence and with no obligation to making any further commitment. As and when you do book into to see one of our professionals then there will be a professional fee, however, rest assured it will be subsidised to make it affordable to you.
Carers need support, they need a listening ear. However, in my experience as a very highly qualified professional Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner of NLP plus Certified Psychotherapist there is little or no high quality professional therapeutic support with well qualified professionals at affordable rates for Carers. If you do know of any we would be delighted to hear from you.
I know that I could release a lot of a Carer's stress within one or two sessions of Hypnotherapy and NLP. I could also recommend other Therapists for Acupuncture or Holistic Healing even Massage Therapy as I am connected with a lot of these people.
I can even recommend books and CD's and other resources which I have personally tried and tested. This will save you a lot of time, a lot of stress and worry. Basically through Therapy for Carers sessions we could get you feeling a lot better sooner than you think.
So please do get in touch. We are here waiting on your call. Great Therapy does not happen by chance It happens by appointment. The first step is to call for help and advice free of charge or simply book in.
Clair is a wonderful person, a real gem who has a very compassionate heart. She really cares about her therapy work and I am delighted to say that I have known her for a number of years and she continues to display the same energy, vibrancy and passion for helping others as I do. Much more will I hope follow on Clair. In the meantime it will be my aim to sincerely hope that she will become a Founding Member alongside my good self for Therapy for Carers.
I will let you have a very good look at her own website and I would whole heartedly recommend Clair for therapy and I can honestly say there are very few Therapists I would say that about. She has my full endorsement.
Please click here to access Clair's Therapy Website:
Also to see more on Clair's Acupuncture please see this:
Are you a Carer? Do you have an accurate picture or representation of what it means to be a Carer?
It took me time to realise that all of the various jobs I was doing for my Father placed me into that role. I just got on with it and did what I had to do to assist him as he became more elderly and developed illnesses. However, being registered now as his Carer both at our GP's and also within other organisations makes it easier to enlist support and help. If you are a not a Carer you will be surprised at just how challenging and stressful plus tiring it can be. It is of course also rewarding especially when things are going to plan. It can be infuriating when things are not. I have learnt not to sweat the small stuff so to speak and to be much more of a Nike person In other words Just Do It. I just get on and get active and do the jobs that have to be done. Less talking and much more action:
This article is very good in giving a clear definition of what it means to be a Carer:
What is a Carer?
Douglas Clark Founding Member, Author and Editor of Therapy for Carers Blog
"I have a passion and love for helping people like you to be free from limitations and to allow you to become the very best person you can be!