OUR GOAL INSPIRE COMPASSION, HOPE AND CONFIDENCE IN PROFESSIONALS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WHO CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING DEMENTIA.
About Power of the Heart
The mission is the compelling force behind creating education and coaching designed to go far beyond simply training the intellect of the participant. Our joy-filled and eye-opening educational opportunities and products train to the heart of the participant, emphasize strength-based communication and teach the value of belonging. Based on over 40 years of experience, dynamic and engaging interactive exercises form the core of these profoundly ground-breaking educational experiences.
Compassionately engage with others, empowering them to thrive through the challenges of dementia.
Heart to Heart Connection
Power of the Heart educational opportunities reach beyond just the intellect, to teach to the heart of the participant. Beyond that, a core objective is to teach participants to support the individual(s) in their care, by meeting them in a true heart-to-heart connection, beneath the manifestation of their illness.
Participants learn to identify strengths of individuals in their care, and how to communicate effectively using knowledge about these strengths. Using strength-based communication to develop and celebrate meaningful heart-to-heart connection leads to a more fulfilling quality of life for all involved.
Strength-based communication is just one of the toolsets taught in the Power of the Heart programs that helps people know that they belong. We know that feeling excluded or that we don’t belong is a building block for the physiological patterns that cause fight/flight/freeze behaviors. Belonging leads to positive behaviors and enjoyment.
Marya Kain, MS, CMC, has been supporting elders and their caregivers for over 40 years in a variety of personal and professional roles. She knows that the strategies and tools that she teaches are do-able, realistic and affordable, because she has used them herself in a variety of roles. Marya has worked with family members with dementia, and has held professional positions as Certified Nursing Assistant, Nursing Home Memory Care Program Director, Executive Director of Memory Care and Assisted Living,
In-Home Care Manager, Home Health Medical Social Worker, Support Group Facilitator and more. Currently, in addition to offering dementia care education and behavior coaching, Marya works as an Aging Life Care Manager, helping individuals and their families navigate the challenges of aging, and particularly, of dementia.