#RETHINK | Caring for the carer: Understanding the connection between stress and poor sleep and learn strategies on how to get a good night’s sleep

This series of four one-hour workshops is aimed at people with caring responsibilities, who are also in work. The sessions will provide recommendations on dealing with caregiver stress and burnout.

  • Date:

    17 May 2022

  • Time:

    11:00 – noon

  • Location:

    Online Event

  • Price:


Caregiver stress can be particularly damaging, since it is typically a chronic, long-term challenge. This workshop will give people with caring responsibilities the tools and tips to reduce this stress.

Many people have responsibilities for other people, and sometimes this duty can become extremely stressful and demanding. This ‘Caring for the Carer’ four-week series of workshops, part of the #RETHINK programme and facilitated by Wellness Coach Anne Costello, will help carers to take care of themselves, in order to provide effective care to others.

The series will support carers to:

  • Strengthen focus, memory, and increase mental flexibility
  • Build resilience in times of stress, to support the ability to be present for themselves and others.
  • Shift self-defeating habits and thoughts and work with difficult emotions, without getting overwhelmed
  • Cultivate patience and self-compassion whilst developing empathy and effective communication with others

Series schedule

  • Tuesday 10 May 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Recognising the signs, symptoms and causes of caregiver stress and burnout
  • Tuesday 17 May 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Understanding the connection between stress and poor sleep and learn strategies on how to get a good night’s sleep
  • Tuesday 24 May 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Demonstrating healthy ways to manage anxiety, worry and fear using mindfulness interventions
  • Tuesday 31 May 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Learning the importance of self-care and self-compassion

Visit www.bitcni.org.uk/rethink to find out more about Business in the Community’s Rethink Your Resilience programme, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund

About the facilitator

Anne Costello, Wellness Coach, draws upon years of experience and delivers group mindfulness and stress management programmes for the business, Community, the voluntary sector, and third-level education.

Anne received a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, then worked as a nurse for many years in the city.

In October 2013, Anne was a special observer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, observing the implementation of alternative therapies such as yoga, meditation, music therapy, nutrition, botanicals, acupuncture and counselling alongside cancer treatments. Anne also attended the School of Public Health at Columbia University, New York with Dr Mark Rosenthal and observed the use of Mindfulness as a tool in the Family Wellness Clinic outpatients department.