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The Power of Forgiveness:  How it can help care partners

September 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

The Power of Forgiveness:  How it can help care partners

September 2020 Myositis Awareness

High Fives from the Heart: #MyositisLIFE in a Pandemic World

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The Power of Forgiveness:  How it can help care partners 
with Janet M. Edmunson, M.Ed.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Webinar Details

Unique things can happen along the caregiver journey.  A very close friend drops off the face of the earth as soon as your loved one’s disease starts to progress.  Your loved one starts to accuse you of things that you are definitely not doing.  All the stress of caregiving brings back some emotions of difficulties you had with someone in the past. Others have done bad things to you or your loved one, and you are angry, frustrated and ruminating over it. I could go on, but you get it. How can we even think of forgiving others of grievances like these.

In this webinar, we’ll learn how not forgiving others negatively impacts us, not the person we don’t want to forgive.  We’ll look at some of the research about forgiveness to learn how to do it effectively and how to start to practice it.  We’ll learn that healthy forgiveness does not need to condone the egregious act of the other.  The result of learning about and practicing forgiveness can give us, as caregivers, a new perspective that can help us emotionally during the challenging times we are already in.

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About Janet M. Edmunson, M.Ed.

Janet M. Edmunson, M.Ed.Janet has over 30 years’ experience in the health promotion field.  She retired in May 2007 as Director of the Prevention & Wellness at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.  Since retirement, as President of JME Insights, she is a motivational speaker, consultant and trainer.  While working full-time, Janet took care of her husband, Charles, during the five years he fought a movement disorder with dementia which she wrote in her book, Finding Meaning with Charles.  Janet has a Master’s degree from Georgia State University. You can learn more about Janet at www.AffirmYourself.com.

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High Fives from the Heart: #MyositisLIFE in a Pandemic World

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September 9, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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