Paid or Unpaid? Nothing comes free in this world. Someone down the line always bares a cost, no matter if it is a carer or the patient/client. So why do so many carers, care for nothing?
In recognition to Carers, the annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, the national campaign highlights the challenges which unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. Beyond medical carers, there is holistic care.
According to Carers UK, more than 1 in 8 adults in the UK care for a family member or friend. This care is crucial to meet the needs of the growing population of older people and people with long-term conditions or disabilities, yet the vital role often goes unrecognised. Government guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends and family click here.
In holistic practise it is usual to refer to a person as a client rather than patient
The very ill or injured are easily categorised as patients within a healthcare setting, the patient has been argued to act as a customer; since the patient is defined as an individual receiving medical care and/or treatment, while the customer is a person who purchases a service that is intended to support their health and wellbeing either by means of specific localised areas or the whole of a person and or their system. This is a relatively clear separation between the two meanings.
Are you an unpaid carer? People who are able and enjoy caring for people I believe have special life gifts, the ability to work closely with individuals in ways that aim to support and improve the overall health and wellbeing of the person they are caring for.
It is easier to recognise someone’s physical wellbeing than their emotional wellbeing
Never before has wellbeing been placed at the front of everyone’s mind than what we have now. Without doubt, the pandemic C19, has provided time for everyone to consider their mortality, and the ways in which they have been living their life. For many, being on the treadmill of life can hamper personal growth. The world closed down, not one person has been in a position of avoiding ‘themselves’. So where has this past year brought you? Wellbeing is paramount, it is key to a person’s survival. It has been said, that many people have survived the effects of C19 due to their inner world, their resilience, their cellular response, their fight for life. Our wellbeing sector needs more people to best support and manage the fallout that is raining down on society now as a result of the pandemic.
Here at WWoW we have specialist people who not only practise holistic methods with their clients, but they train individuals in specialist areas too. So if you are already running a wellbeing practise or you are considering re-training or at worst, wondering how you can change your life from unpaid caring to a more fulfilling meaningful career, do get in touch. WWoW offer a FREE 30 minute complimentary call, here we can discover where your needs are and signpost you in the right direction.
If you believe you have what it takes, we want to hear from you.
Within our community at WWoW, our providers offer holistic care to individuals and groups by way of healing therapies, products and services that support the human system naturally. When the term “holistic” is used in medicine it refers to “the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.” Holistic care is an approach to health care that addresses the client’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs rather than only one aspect.
For bespoke personalised care with person centred approaches for those experiencing life limiting illnesses and end of life care, click here.
In conjunction with carer’s week, we recognise parents who care for their children of all ages and consistently go under the radar. The hardest part of being a parent is watching a child go through something really tough and not being able to fix it for them. Parents and those who care for children and young people need support too. A little recognition goes a long way.
Click the link below which will introduce you to Libby, there is nothing Libby does not know about emotions and feelings. Within her work, the ease and flow that comes about between different family members can be the difference between day and night. Libby Steggles-Ginn, The Emoji Coach has created a resource centre to help parents, children and families with their emotional wellbeing. If you or someone you know would benefit from the right support, do get in touch with Libby, a 45 minute complimentary consultation is available too as well as all the resources on her website
End of life care and for those with life limiting illnesses; It is easier to recognise someone’s physical wellbeing than their emotional wellbeing. We also find it much easier to engage in conversations about physical health, but often find talking about emotional wellbeing to be more of a challenge. The implications of decreased emotional wellbeing are detrimental as it can contribute to mental health and stress concerns. Yvonne Oakes at Light from Within is how we would best describe as an ‘an angel on earth’. With over four decades of dedication to her work, Yvonne supports people and their families who are in a position of sensitive times in life. It maybe you do not know how to open up a conversation around the difficult situation you or a loved one are facing. No matter whether you or your family or friends need support, Yvonne offers practical, emotional and spiritual support to those with a life-limiting illness and their families too. These difficult stages in life involve more than the person, and in many instances, without the right support, conversations are not had, loved ones separate away. The pain within these moments can be lifted in gentle kind ways, ways that a trained person can support you with. Yvonne can be contacted here a gentle conversation maybe the best way to initiate a way forward and help lift some of the pressure.
We salute all carers no matter whether it is medical or holistic. A great deal of passion, dedication, training and studies are behind professional frontlines. Our mission here at WWoW is to integrate wellbeing into the lives of all generations in natural ways that sit in harmony with the human system. You can read how WWoW came to being right here.
Should you or someone you know recognise the need to be in a better position that may elevate your own life or the lives of those around you no matter whether it is physical, emotional or spiritual, do get in touch for a complimentary consultation with the founder of WWoW. A complimentary 30 minute call is available with Diane, click here to book yours.
While you are here visiting our website, do check out the plethora of expert therapies, products and services that are available to via our wellbeing experts that offer in-person, over the telephone, zoom calls that are in line with best practise and following government guidelines for the current pandemic.