Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Stress Reduction

Every month, the Family Caregiver Support Program hosts groups for caregivers at the International Family Center-Seattle, one in Cantonese, another in Mandarin.

As we all know, caring for your loved one at home is a very stressful job, and many caregivers find they have little time for themselves.

"Being a non-paid family caregiver, I am often overwhelmed by physical and emotional distress. Thanks to CISC, I can have some time off for myself, watching a movie or practicing tai chi."

These groups provide social support, counseling, practical information and perhaps most importantly, a chance to get out of the house and relax a bit.

Here, a group of caregivers practices tai chi after learning about the swine flu.

1 comment:

Jamey02 said...


Thanks for your post. Tai chi exercise utilizes numerous joint rotations that complete the flowing movements. Moving the neck from side to side, turning the palms, rotation of the shoulders and elbows are some of the movement that increases flexibility and range of motion.