From Sonora, California, USA, Don is a health coach, personal trainer and massage therapist. He taught in K-12 schools for over 20 years. He taught Digital Storytelling to At Risk youth. His focus has always been on enhancing well being for everyone. He earned his BA in 1986 from UCSB, his masters from SFSU in education in 2003. He has been helping care for his mother who has dementia for the last 3 years.
Caregiving is a demanding and rewarding experience. Enhancing the well being of both giver and receiver is the ultimate goal. This workshop uses an experiential model to look at 7 domains of well being : Identity, Connectedness, Security, Autonomy, Meaning, Growth and Joy to maximize quality of life for the one being cared for and the caregiver.