Parent with Dementia – Use hypnosis to find your way through
Do you have a parent with dementia or Alzheimers?
Are you struggling to cope with how your relationship is changing and the increasing need for care?
Where has my mother gone? Where has my father gone?
Whether you are on good terms with your parent or not, it is a terrible thing to see them slipping into dementia.
Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly, their personality changes. The past disappears. Lifelong bonds with others melt away. Normal everyday abilities vanish. Eventually, everything we think of as ‘identity' is just gone.
It is a very hard road to travel down, and a very hard road to accompany someone down, helpless to help them. The painful feelings of stress, sadness, love, hate, anger, pity, frustration or guilt that swirl around you can be only too literally overwhelming. Illness and burn out are real risks for people caring for someone with dementia.
Perfect care is an impossible dream
The trouble is, it's so natural for any of us, finding ourselves in this situation, to want to ‘get it right'. We tell ourselves that if only we find the ‘right' sort of care, or deliver it ourselves, if only we do the ‘right' things, everything will be fine.
We don't really think about what ‘fine' means in this context. We just strive with all our might against the inevitable.
This is completely normal. But sooner or later it becomes clear that the task is impossible, and then you are left with the question: “What now?” And perhaps with the awful feeling “I have failed.”
Yet the truth is that having a parent in this condition just isn't something that you can ‘get right' or do perfectly. Nobody can.
All you can do is to strike a balance between making sure your parent's needs are taken care of as well as they can be, while also caring for yourself, and giving yourself some time out to live your life. Addressing this need is just as important as doing the best you can for your parent.
But where do you start?
Hypnosis can help you find creative ways to deal with dementia
Parent With Dementia is a powerful audio hypnosis session developed by psychologists that will ease the terrible burden of responsibility, help you navigate the distressing changes, and help you develop creative and satisfying ways of nurturing yourself through this challenging experience.
As you relax and listen repeatedly to your download, you'll notice that you:
- Feel as if a heavy weight has been lifted from your shoulders
- Get some real perspective on the situation you are living through
- Let go of self doubt and guilt and become kinder to yourself – and your parent
- Find yourself naturally responding creatively (and calmly) to challenging developments
- Take more regular time out for yourself to recharge
- Honestly acknowledge and honor what you do more and more.
Download Parent With Dementia and equip yourself to live well through the times ahead. You can listen on your computer or device or via our free app which you can access when you have completed your purchase.
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