Episode 26

Resourcing and Self-care with Stacy Scheel-Hirsch

Published on: 13th December, 2021

I love this interview with Stacy Scheel-Hirsch about 'resourcing'. Resourcing is how we access and apply self-care. Imagine all the resources we tap into within to survive and thrive.

Stacy talks us through how to access our inner resources, how mindfulness is a helpful tool and the different dimensions of wellness.

We explore stories and examples and she also shares with us about her free weekly meditation group that meets online.

Stacy is a trauma-informed mindfulness teacher, resilience coach and organizational wellness consultant. She is passionate about helping people find safe and supportive ways to connect with their humanity so that they can live each day with more purpose, empathy, and a greater sense of belonging.

Clients describe Stacy as “a deeply rooted person” and “one of those rare knowledgeable, sensitive, and talented individuals” with a “deep capacity for empathy and an ability to cut through foggy thinking with remarkable insight.”

She is the CEO and founder of Life Takes Practice™, the creator of Mindful Living at Work: An Eight-Week Mindfulness-Based Skills Program for the workplace, and the Mindfulness-Based Neuro-Somatic Engagement (MBNSE) Program. Stacy is also the co-founder of Cultivate, a writing and meditation retreat for women in beautiful Hood River, Oregon

You can find our more about Stacy and her work here: https://www.lifetakespractice.com/home

Learn more about her meditation group here: https://www.lifetakespractice.com/pilgrimageinside?r_done=1

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Life on Repeat: A Dementia Caregiver Podcast
A Podcast for Dementia Caregivers
Life on Repeat is a podcast for those caring for someone with dementia. Join Laura Vaillancourt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist and Eldercare Coach as she explores helpful caregiving tips, practical resources and most importantly, how to care for yourself through this journey.

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Laura Vaillancourt

Laura has a unique perspective of dementia. She grew up spending time in the nursing home wing of the hospital her mother worked at in a rural community in the Pacific Northwest. She learned from a young age the importance and impact that connecting with those that have memory impairment can have. This early exposure shaped her perspective and fostered her passion and love of working with those who experience and live with dementia.

Laura is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist and Eldercare Coach. She owns a group practice that specializes in serving the aging population and she has extensive experience as a consultant providing counseling, coaching and care management to families that are in the midst of making difficult decisions related to their loved one’s care and health transitions.

Laura's passion and professional experience has been working with individuals and family members that have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. She is a passionate speaker and educator on topics related to dementia and caregiving. She is the host of Life on Repeat: a Dementia Caregiver Podcast.