Cultivate Your Resilience and Restore Balance to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

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A Self-Paced Online Course with Sarah Kuipers, MSc, Teacher, Resilience Coach, and Author of the #1 Bestseller The Thriving Giver: 7 Principles for
Health Professionals and Caregivers

Discover the 7 Thriving Giver Principles and potent tools to feel empowered, recharge your energy, and reignite the love for your life and work.

You know deep down that it is possible to both give wholeheartedly AND thrive in your own life.

If you’re like me, you want to feel empowered and look forward to going to work… each and every day.

Imagine… feeling replenished and rekindling your motivation.
Imagine… feeling calm and confident, even when working under pressure.
Imagine… being empowered, energized and enjoying your life to the full.
Whether you are a nurse, doctor, physiotherapist, dentist, chiropractor, social worker, volunteer, mental health professional or 
family caregiver, the challenge is that unrealistic workloads or staff shortages may have resulted in you feeling 
overwhelmed, exhausted, or troubled by constant worrying thoughts.
You might be experiencing compassion fatigue, or have started to dread going to work.
Perhaps you’re feeling upset with yourself for feeling anger or irritability instead of compassion.
You might be wondering how much longer you can cope or worried about burning out. 
Or, you may be taking time off from work right now.
Throughout your training, the emphasis was always on taking care of others. 
You may never have been taught how to manage stress effectively, nor the importance of self-care.

With your innate tendency to take care of everyone else, it’s easy for you to fall into the OVER-GIVER SYNDROME. 


Since your intrinsic nature is to be empathic, your concern for the well-being of patients, colleagues or your family makes it even more difficult for you to set clear boundaries, and take time to stop, relax, or recharge. 


But… the way through the Over-Giver Syndrome is to know that paying attention to your own well-being is as critical as anything you do for those in your care.


When you recognize that self-care is the fuel that keeps your light shining, it becomes so much easier to cope with high levels of pressure and stress. When you thrive you give from a space of replenishment, and it’s sustainable. 


That’s why I created The Thriving Giver online course, to help you develop simple, lasting practices to navigate pressure with greater ease, while also nurturing your mind, body and spirit. Then, you bring a calm, confident and joyful presence to your life and work

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The 7 Thriving Giver Principles are illustrated in the following diagram:

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The ‘ovary’ or base of the flower lays the foundation for freeing yourself from the Over-Giver Syndrome and developing greater self-awareness to prevent burnout. Without this ‘base’, the petals cannot emerge. 



The five petals of the flower comprise a comprehensive range of powerful strategies to master stress, restore balance and replenish your energy.

The course will guide you through these 7 Thriving Giver Principles and their powerful tools so that by the end you will experience:  

  • Greater kindness and compassion for yourself, your family, and your clients
  • Increased confidence and resilience so you can give quality care even when working under pressure
  • Feeling empowered and more in control of your thoughts, feelings and emotions 
  • Restored vitality and a renewed love for your life and work 
  • A balanced and fulfilling life

Embracing these 7 Principles in your daily life will help you replenish your energy, restore motivation  and discover how to thrive at home and work

My Transformative Journey and Invitation to You...

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Ironically, earlier in my life as a hypnotherapist, I helped so many clients master stress and balance their lives, but… I failed to practice what I preached. 



As a single mother and sole provider for three boys from when they were 4, 6 and 8 years old, I found it hard to juggle work and family responsibilities.


I felt like I was giving, giving, giving….to family, clients, and friends. 



The onset of burnout crept up on me. I became more and more exhausted – mentally, emotionally and physically. My passion and enthusiasm for work dwindled.  Instead of feeling empathy and compassion, I became hardened and numb. 


You might recognize that sense of having nothing left to give. 

My wake-up call came when 6 clients cancelled their appointments in one day. A clear message I had to stop.


Fortunately, my youngest son was leaving home at that time, so I was able to take a 3-month sabbatical. 

This gave me ample time to recharge, reflect, and heal my body, mind and spirit.


On my return, I carried out a Masters in Research studying burnout in health professionals. This revealed the importance of overcoming the Over-Giver Syndrome, as well as developing a comprehensive range of tools to manage stress and optimize wellbeing.


As an author, lecturer, trainer and resilience coach, I now have over 10 years of experience teaching the 7 Thriving Giver Principles to nursing and medical students, doctors and other health and care professionals.


I welcome the opportunity to help you replenish your energy and rekindle the love for your life and work so that you can share a balanced and joyful presence with others.


Keep on Thriving,

Sarah Kuipers

What People Are Saying About Sarah Kuipers

“I was exhausted and drowning under the pressure. Sarah’s course was a game changer. My thinking has shifted massively and I now feel comfortable setting boundaries and have lifelong tools to cope with stress. I’m much less anxious, sleeping well, feel lighter, more energised… and enjoying work and family again.”


Jude Grice, Registered Nurse and Acupuncturist

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“Using her own life as a laboratory for the impossible, Sarah Kuipers has created a rich, detailed and deeply valuable formula to go from a life of depleting, soul and body destroying, one-way caring relationships, to a balance of other care and self-care.”

Thomas Skovholt, Psychologist and Co-author of The Resilient Practitioner

“After compassion fatigue led me to complete burnout, through working with Sarah I was able to return to my passion, delivering outstanding care to patients, despite the overwhelming workload on the frontline. I now feel energized, empowered, fulfilled and my beautiful little family is thriving.”

Claire Garner, RN Accident & Emergency

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“I felt exhausted, crushed, and dreaded going to work each day until Sarah’s work literally changed my life. It encouraged me to pluck up the courage to request changes at work and to push through the resistance I met. After a month in a new role, I’m happier, have more energy, and love my work again. I have got my life back.”

Leigh Forbes, Care Worker in Adult Social Care

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“In a well researched, wise and superbly practical way, Sarah Kuipers takes you through simple, doable steps, not only to reduce stress and prevent burnout but also to feel energetic, happy and inspired while giving your best to others.”

Richard Gillett, Psychiatrist

Here’s What You Will Learn

Module 1: Emotional Mastery: Embodying Powerful Practices to Release Emotional Distress

These simple but powerful strategies will help you cope with the mental and emotional demands of your work so that you can continue to provide quality care. When you cultivate emotional agility, it also becomes easier to relax and replenish in your time off.

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In this module, you will discover:

  • How to use Expressive Writing to process and release upsetting thoughts and feelings 
  • How to choose “Empowering Questions” that lead you towards supportive thoughts, feelings and emotions
  • How a Gratitude Practice can help shift your mindset and enhance your emotional state

Module 2: Self-Soothe: Cultivating Effective Strategies to Calm Your Mind and Body

The ability to reduce anxiety and calm the stress response is a crucial skill for managing pressure and stress. These simple tools can easily be incorporated into a busy schedule.

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In this module, you will discover:

  • 3 Conscious Breathing Exercises to calm anxiety and enhance mental, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • A “Magical Moments” practice to help you access positive emotions and calm the stress response
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation process to reduce anxiety and relax the body.

Module 3: Empowering Beliefs: Freeing Yourself from the Over-Giver Syndrome

Unearthing the roots of poor self-care and releasing unhelpful behaviour patterns that amplify your stress is an essential step in becoming a Thriving Giver. Once you have created a foundation of supportive beliefs, it becomes so much easier to take time for yourself and create a balanced and nurturing life.

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In this session, you will discover:

  • Which character traits increase your risk of burnout 
  • How to create new empowering beliefs and behaviours that allow you to thrive
  • How to balance your own care with the needs of others

Module 4: Your Inner Radar: Developing Your Self Awareness for Burnout Prevention

Self-monitoring is essential if you want to protect yourself from exhaustion, breakdown or burnout. Greater self-awareness can also direct you towards the approaches which could be most transformative for you.
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In this session, you will discover:

  • How close you are to the critical zone of burnout or stress-related ill health
  • How to recognize your stress signals
  • How to spot the warning signs of burnout

Module 5: Loving Limits: Becoming More Assertive, Setting Better Boundaries and Regaining Control of Your Life

Assertiveness is inextricably linked with confidence, self-respect and self-care. When you feel comfortable setting clear boundaries and expressing your wants and needs, it becomes so much easier to protect your priorities: your health, emotional wellbeing, relationships, and energy. 

In this session you will discover:

  • The role of assertiveness in boosting confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing 
  • How and when to say ‘no’ to unreasonable requests 
  • How to ask for what you want and set clear boundaries

Module 6: Joyful Vitality: Infusing Your Life with Replenishing Activities

Nurturing yourself by spending time doing things you love is a powerful way to insulate yourself against stress, boost your energy, and counteract the emotionally demanding aspects of work. Creating time for rejuvenation ensures your giving is sustainable.
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In this session you will discover:

  • How to use creativity to release distress and enjoy the present moment
  • How to integrate exercise or time in nature into a busy schedule 
  • How to use music to unwind and shift your emotional state

Module 7: Soul Food: Nourishing Your Spirit and Integrating Self-Care into Your Daily Life

When you are under intense pressure at work, it becomes even more important to create time for being, rather than doing. Nurturing yourself with stillness and solitude is a powerful way to counteract the fast pace of life and stay in touch with your inner compass.
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In this session, you will discover:

  • “Transition Rituals” to prevent the stress of work from leaching into your time off
  • How to integrate simple centering practices into your day
  • My key tips to bringing it all together and become a Thriving Giver

What People Are Saying About Sarah Kuipers…

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“Sarah Kuipers offers both personal warmth and professional understanding of the roots of exhaustion and burnout, and a comprehensive choice of approaches to help recovery and support continuing wellness.”


Elizabeth Wilde McCormick, Psychotherapist and Author of Change for the Better

“I used to struggle with impostor syndrome. As Sarah guided me along my journey I felt as if I was being wrapped around by a warm hug. She asks the difficult questions, with kindness, gentleness and love.  Now, I can truly say that I love and respect myself.”  


Louise Anderson, Art Teacher, Former Health Professional

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Sarah shines a restorative light on doable ways and means to replenish

vital energy so needed for quality care.”


Carole Falkner, Consultant in Healthcare Organization Development

“Sarah is an excellent course provider with a wonderfully clear and positive style of delivery. She has developed a wealth of accessible, effective self-help skills and strategies to deal with life’s challenges, and takes great pleasure in sharing with others.”


Mary Wilkinson, Counsellor and Hypnotherapist

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“Sarah is a dedicated communicator in the classroom environment. She is consistently popular with her students, motivating them to engage with course material. Sarah is always professional and pays attention to her students’ needs in such a way as to ensure her teaching always stays fresh and engaging.”


Ursula James, Visiting Teaching Fellow, Oxford University Medical School, Patron of Anxiety UK


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Bite-Sized Training Videos with Sarah Kuipers

In each module you will be taught, step-by-step, the concepts, tools and approaches that will help you free yourself from the Over-Giver Syndrome, and start to thrive. You will be guided through each reflective exercise and experiential practice.
In several modules you can choose which of the 15-20 minute videos to watch, according to the tools that you think will be most helpfui for you.
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Comprehensive Guidelines for the Practices and Reflective Exercises

These PDF handouts are downloadable and printable. They are also fillable – so that you can enter your responses to the reflective questions.

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Audios of Calming and Mindfulness Practices

You can use the guided practices for as long as you need, until they become familiar.
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Custom-Designed Course Website

Here you will have access to all the videos and audios for each module, as well as the handouts and Quick Quizzes.  You can access the course website from your mobile, laptop or tablet.

The course and the strategies have been specifically designed to fit into a busy schedule.


Listen in your own time. Progress at your own pace. 

Here’s a Summary of What the 7-Module Course Includes:

  • Bite-sized training videos
  • Guided experiential and reflective exercises
  • Comprehensive guidelines for the practical tools and exercises.
  • Audio downloads of self-soothe practices
  • Practical, evidence-based strategies
  • Quick quizzes to reinforce key points
  • Custom-designed course website with videos, handouts, etc.
  • Certificate of completion


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With over 30 years of experience in healthcare, Sarah’s work has included osteopathy, hypnotherapy, coaching, lecturing and training. 


Bringing up three boys as a single mother alongside running a successful practice, together with her own experience of recovering from burnout, gives her an insight into the challenges of balancing your own well-being with the needs of others. Her MSc in Research focused on studying stress and burnout in health professionals. This has led to a depth of knowledge and understanding about how to thrive in a caring profession.

Sarah’s #1 Bestseller The Thriving Giver: 7 Principles for Health Professionals and Caregivers offers a clear framework to release self-sabotage patterns and create lasting practices to cultivate resilience. Thomas Skovholt, a globally renowned author in this field has called The Thriving GIver “a gem of a book in the burnout prevention, self-care literature”. It is currently being translated into Chinese and was shortlisted for the Business Book Awards in the Wellness and Wellbeing Category. 

With over a decade of experience in teaching the 7 Thriving Giver Principles to healthcare students and practitioners, Sarah is passionate about empowering you to recharge your energy and reignite the love for your life and work.


This 7-module course delivers the teaching materials through videos, audios and comprehensive guidelines for the practical and experiential exercises.

You can work through the course at your own pace.  All the recordings and other course materials are available on the course website, which you can access at any time.

Yes, you can choose which order you work through the modules.

However, our experience shows that most people will benefit from starting with one of the first two modules: Emotional Mastery or Self-Soothe. Having simple tools to process and release mental and emotional distress, or to calm the stress response in the body, is a crucial first step in managing pressure and stress more effectively.

The order of modules has been chosen carefully, and will be the most helpful for the majority of people taking the course, although it’s important to trust yourself when you choose which module to explore next.

No. It is equally valuable for anyone who wants to cultivate resilience, restore balance and learn to thrive. We welcome teachers, parents, busy professionals and anyone who tends to take care of everyone else and ignore their own needs.

If for any reason you are not satisfied with the course, please contact us within 14 days for a full refund. All refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to:

You have access for 12 months from the date of purchase.

All you need is access to the internet using a computer, tablet or smartphone. Then, you can access the course website.

Most of the bite-sized videos are 15-20 minutes.

For most of the modules, you have a choice as to which strategy or tool you think might be most helpful for you, so there is no need to watch all the videos. The introductory video for these modules will help you decide which video you may prefer to watch.

For two modules it is recommended that you watch all the videos. 

We recommend spending a minumum of 7 weeks to complete the course; one week for each module. That makes it easier to embed the new habits into your daily life, step by step.

You have access for 12 months, so you can work through the course at your own pace.

Yes, you will find the 7 Thriving Giver Principles invaluable in helping you develop a comprehensive range of tools and strategies to restore balance and replenish body, mind and spirit. This course will help you discover that burnout has the potential to become a powerful catalyst for change. 

It is quite simple to access The Thriving Giver course website.  All course materials can be downloaded. We will give you all the support we can, and you will find that once you’re in the flow, it’s really easy.

For queries related to course registration or technical support, you can contact

There is also the option to have personal coaching sessions with Sarah. You may contact to find out when she has time available.

This is an educational program, and the concepts, exercises and strategies in this course are not intended to replace the need for advice, therapy or support from medical or psychotherapeutic professionals.