But…How Do I Know Your Keys Will Unlock Things For ME?
“Fair enough, Carol-Ann. You’ve surely gone through trial and tribulation with your folks. The only thing is, my parents are different. I’m concerned your advice won’t apply in my situation.”
Do you know how often I’ve been asked that very question? Let’s just say, if I had a dollar for every time, I would be limitlessly wealthy!
Believe me, no stone remains unturned in the strategies I’ve explored with my infuriating mother and father.
It’s like an A to Z of “experiments” that don’t work in my kit bag.
As a result of the massive trial and error, I can confirm that my 12 LOVING ACTION Keys to Success work with even Un-cope-able Parents.
Don’t Take My Word For It.
I invite you to benefit from others’ experiences of our work together:
“With increasing numbers of individuals reaching advanced ages, the parent-child relationship takes on a new length and depth never before anticipated. Enter Carol-Ann Hamilton, whose timely offering helps those feeling caught in the middle… a compassionate and caring friend who offers hope and support combined with her indelible sense of humor. Those overwhelmed by these circumstances will find guidance and solace.”
(Suzanne L. Cook, Ph.D – Gerontologist, Educator, Consultant & Public Speaker)
“Carol-Ann has done a great service by sharing her wisdom and experience. I know that countless caregivers are walking this extremely challenging path and will find great comfort plus relief in hearing the perspectives of a fellow- traveler who is both realistic and inspiring.”
(Amy D’Aprix, MSW, Ph.D., CPSCA – President, Essential Conversations Inc.)
“I found Carol-Ann to be deeply caring and unfailingly positive. Through her coaching, she guided me to new levels of awareness…Right from the beginning, I felt I could truly open up to her…Carol-Ann possesses an amazing ability to listen and deeply understand, yet remain proactive with an eye to action. Through gentle questioning, visualizations and supportive coaching, Carol-Ann helped me move forward in my life.”
(Client in transition supported to change her job plus move cross-country)
“After 20-plus years living with senior care issues – and as a board member of a long-term care facility – one principle has become very clear. Many feel overwhelmed by difficult times coping with aging parents. We don’t know what to do. We need people to talk to. Carol-Ann has captured great insight…”
(Ted Madden – Franchise Partner, Nurse Next Door Home Care Services)
“Carol-Ann Hamilton is the real deal. Through our long association, I’ve watched her develop and implement techniques to literally stop her Un-cope-able Parents from sapping her energy. I’m proof her methods work. I’m neither as anxious nor stressed as previously about trying to be the perfect daughter to an imperfect mother. I laugh a lot more, instead of crying out with frustration. Carol-Ann has a unique understanding of how pervasive (plus invasive!) these issues are in Canada and around the world today.”
(Michelle Moody – Advocate for Women Survivors of Violence)
No Pat Answers Here!
What you won’t receive from me is:
Typical Advice – There already exist plenty of pamphlets, booklets and reports outlining how you “should” interact with your aging parents
Predictable Questions – These are questions in the form of: “Why don’t you?” and “Have you tried?”
Tired Phrases – How well does it work when you are told: “There, there, you just need to be patient and understand what your poor elders are going through.”
All these offerings can be boiled down to… “Just suck it up!”
Much as I dislike the phrase, that’s what you get when you rely on so-called sages who haven’t spent any realistic time “in the trenches”.
Are you kidding?
If standard information succeeded with Un-cope-able Parents, you wouldn’t need me – or anyone else for that matter.
You Will Also Connect If…
…You seek a Champion who helps you surface and release non-serving attitudes and actions as you navigate your Un-cope-able Parents marathon.
As a Catalyst, I question every self-imposed limit by which you’ve narrowed your options and squeezed yourself into an eldercare box.
As an Encourager, I ignite you to break through patterns that have stopped you until now from achieving your goals.
As a Challenger, I won’t let you get away with your old excuses. You can count on me to respectfully call out times you’re settling.
As a Collaborator, I partner through listening and feedback designed to leave you empowered to access your own wisdom.
As a Leader, I believe we must embody changes we wish to see in the world. My stories are shared to illuminate and not over-take yours.