Relief & Time out

The resources on this page and anywhere else in this website are only for information, awareness and further discussion purposes, these are not prescriptions or recommendations or suggestions and they are not substitutes for seeking appropriate help from doctors and trained medical specialists, professional medical services and professional therapy or medication.

Please share your experiences and help create this resource listing. We are looking for persons and organisations who have had some experience working with caregivers.


Yogakshema Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
Founder : Dr. Usha S. Vasthare PhD

This Bangalore based rehabilitation and wellness organisation was founded in 2007. Through a combination of non-pharmacological programs and services including yoga therapy, support group work and educational and related activities, the focus is on bettering the quality of life of people with chronic illnesses and also of their caregivers. Currently yogaKshema works as a mobile unit, reaching out to caregivers and persons in need of care at group meeting locations across the city.
Contact : Akhila Vasthare
Address: Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 560 070
Telephone: 99809-93850

Aashwasan is an organisation that works with clients using ESP and Aura. Their website is quite detailed.
Aashwasan Foundation, No 12, 5th Main, Near Om Shakti Temple,
Grape Garden, Kammanahalli, RT Nagar, Bangalore – 560084, Karnataka.


Prabha Nagaraja
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) practitioner
Email ID:

Prabha explains EFT: “Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as emotional acupuncture, works gently and effortlessly to release the negative emotions and beliefs that underlie most of our problems and pain. EFT was developed by Gary Craig in the US and has been effective in helping thousands of people heal from both emotional (fears and phobias, stage fright, anger, guilt, addictions etc) and physical problems (chronic pain, asthma, high blood pressure etc.). EFT’s power lies in its simplicity – tapping on acupuncture points while tuning into a problem one wants to heal is all that it takes. For more information on EFT, visit the official website:”


  1. Gurudatt Kundapurkar says:

    In our community we would have a number of experienced former caregivers after they have been relieved of caring responsibilities. They can come forward and offer their experienced voluntary services for brief spells to others who are very new to this responsibility or who experience burnout.
    Or they can also visit some families and give live demonstration and practical tips which will work as informal door-step orientation.

    May I therefore suggest that a veteran caregivers list be compiled for ready reference?

    1. admin says:

      A possibility that is always open, requiring of course logistical and coordination support. There would be diverse responses to this, but we would be happy to work with caregivers who are thinking along the lines you have suggested.

  2. admin says:

    @ Gurudatt K: These are excellent ideas – and respite for caregivers is one of the key needs. Some issues come up that would need to be addressed in planning such intervention, matching the volunteer to the family is one example. Some caregivers have said in conversation with us that though this is an excellent idea, there are varying degrees of resistance that care-receivers sometimes put up against such an arrangement.

    Yet, as a concept this is well worth exploring. All mobile services / outreach to caregivers have immense value. We hope that others who read this will respond with related information if they have any, because such information is a first step to developing atleast the existing services.

  3. Gurudatt Kundapurkar says:

    Yogakshema’s mobile unit service is an option very convenient for caregivers who cannot be away from care-receivers for a long time.

    For the benefit of those caregivers who are unable to stir out of their place, could we train volunteers in caring on home visits & short respite to the caregivers? Such a break of 2/3 hours, say, once/twice a week would help caregivers for their own rest, recreation and outside errands. A location-wise listing of such trained volunteers could also be maintained for quick referrals. Apart from caring the volunteers can also add cheer to their life by entertaining them with their skills such as singing, mimicry, story-telling etc.

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