“Honored The Caregiver’s Journey Online Course has been recognized as top in media by Today’s Caregiver Magazine, in their 22nd year of awarding the top solutions for the caregiving community. In the words of Caregiver Media Group founder, Gary Barg, ‘Caregivers don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.’“
The Caregiver’s Journey online course is created for you!
As caregivers, we’re busy – we don’t have much available time!
- The course is self-paced.
- Take lessons in any order based on where you are on your caregiving journey.
- Each lesson is brief – many are five minutes or less.
- 3 formats – video, audio, and digital. Learn using the format best for you.
- Some lessons include checklists, worksheets, and guides to support the topic.
- More than 100 lessons and supporting resources.
Empowering Family CaregiversTM
Your Financial Investment in the Course is $297
My husband Jack
I know this journey
For more than forty years, I’ve navigated multiple journeys in roles of non-professional caregiving support for family and loved ones. Several of these include my grandmother, my father, and I’m currently in this role with my beloved husband, Jack.
I know it's a journey
I’ve been there when the diagnosis is given that no one and nothing can prepare us for. I’ve been there through every second of the journey. I’ve been there when their journey ends. I’ve learned to move forward. I’ve learned to thrive – as we’re all meant to.
I've struggled during our journeys
I’ve struggled when I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I’ve felt frustrated, overwhelmed and yes, sometimes frightened. I’ve felt helpless when I didn’t know where or who to turn to for help.
I’ve grieved during our journey. I’ve grieved after our journey. I know how easily grief can be weighed down by emotions that don’t serve it, that cloud our ability to actually grieve. I know this can prevent us from reawakening, from recreating ourselves after our loved one’s journey has ended because we’re stuck in grief and don’t know how to move forward.
I've learned about ME
I’ve learned how important it is for me to understand my natural way of viewing the world – under stress and in times of joy. I know how valuable it is for me to have the full potential and resources of my personality, beliefs, values, and purpose to support – not sabotage – me on our journey.
I've navigated all the roles
I’ve navigated all the roles of caregiving support both with my care receivers at home and in care communities. I’ve navigated the roles of support in partnership with the care teams.
I know each of our journeys is different
I know that while we each of us have unique experiences as we navigate the phases of our journey, we’re all in this journey together.
I know my journey now
Through massive acceptance and radical presence, through the lessons and a deep understanding of the journey, I’m now able to stay confident and balanced in any experience, able to embrace the beautiful moments with joy and to make wise choices with clarity in the challenging moments.
I know my mission
Be your guide. Teach you to navigate the phases of your journey faster and more easily than I did in the beginning. Teach you to feel good about your journey with your loved one and those around you. Teach you to feel good about yourself during and following your journey.
Testimonial from a caregiver who took the course
“As someone who works with family caregivers and has been a family caregiver, I can relate to all the joys, challenges, and questions that caregiving brings. This course brings valuable information and support for busy family caregivers. I love how the course includes the option to take the lessons – audio, video, print, and resources with practical information. The course is well-designed, easy to participate in, and includes lots of helpful information and strategies for caregiving. One of the things I appreciate most about the course is how it’s tailored specifically to the needs of busy family caregivers. The lessons are designed to be completed on your own time, at your own pace, making it easy to fit into your busy schedule. And the course materials are easily accessible from any device with an internet connection, so you can learn and apply the skills you need whenever and wherever you need to. I recommend the Caregiver’s Journey to anyone caring for a loved one. It provides knowledge and support when you need it most. Thank you for creating such a wonderful course, Sue!”
Understanding ourselves in a meaningful way so our emotions support and not sabotage us
Coping mechanisms for the emotional roller coaster so we’re able to stay balanced throughout our caregiving journey
I don’t know what it is I don’t know – Things we don’t even know to think or ask about
Massive Acceptance & Radical Presence -Accept without judgement, stay fully present in the moment, access potential and possibilities
Compassionate truth – The truth that serves our care receivers
Tips & tricks to prevent overwhelm – There are lots of them!
Roles of care support – Caregiving is not one-size fits all
Self-Care – No, it’s not ok to let it go ‘temporarily’!
The Grace of Space – When we have it, it helps, when we lose it, it hurts
Navigating the ‘Elephants’ in the caregiving room – Understanding how to navigate them makes a positive impact in our lives, our care receivers’, and those around us
Compassion fatigue – Oh yes, it is real! It’s also preventable
“I’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Sue to our community and speaking with our population on the topics of caregiving and navigating physical and cognitive changes. Sue speaks with authority, is non-judgmental, and compassionate to the experiences of others. Several of our residents approached me after Sue has spoken and told me how much they loved Sue and the message she brought to them.
As someone who is still walking the caregiving journey, Sue is a beacon of light for those who fear the uncertainty that dementia brings. The message she delivers is one filled with hope, support and love. Her book, Our Journey of Love: 5 Steps to Navigate your Caregiving Journey, describes her experience and is a wonderful resource. I recommend her very highly for any endeavor she chooses to undertake.”
Social Services Manager, Bentley Village
“We have known Sue for several years. Jack and Sue came at first just to find answers at the Alzheimer’s Support Network. They then began getting support from the various groups and our team.
As Sue says: “I would not be where I am on our journey, and I don’t believe Jack would be in as great a place as he is on his journey, without all the love, support and guidance you so compassionately and knowledgeably share.”
Sue is now giving back to the community and on a one to one basis.
She gives back because she’s walked the journey.”
Alzheimer’s Support Network
Her review began with a quote from my book:
“Massive acceptance awakens me to the potential of my experience. Radical presence gives me clarity in the fullness of my experience.”
Mikki’s review states: “That beautiful, inspiring, contemplative quote was created by my cherished friend, Sue Ryan, truly one of the kindest persons on this earth. To be in Sue’s presence is to be blessed and inspired by the generosity of her spirit and by the manner in which she chooses to live her life. She wrote this book in the spirit of sharing her love and her truth.
Although Sue’s journey is grounded in her experiences with her Dad and her husband and Alzheimer’s, it is a book for us all. I was the sole care giver to my Mom in her late years, who was joyfully blessed with a very sharp mind till her passing…, just a failing body. One of the most challenging times of my life, yet one of the most rewarding. For most of us, we are or will be or have been care givers and this book is a soulful journey into all the feelings and thoughts experienced at the varied stages of this role. I encourage EVERYONE to read this book, to be inspired and to give it as a gift to ANYONE. It is simply timeless!”