RETHINK | Caring for the Carer Workshop Series – Strategies to manage stress and poor sleep

This series of four one-hour workshops is aimed at people with caring responsibilities, who are also in work. This session will help attendees understand the connection between stress and poor sleep, and learn strategies on how to get a good night’s sleep.

  • Date:

    16 Nov 2021

  • Time:

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Location:

    Online event via Zoom

  • Price:


Caregiver stress can be particularly damaging, since it is typically a chronic, long-term challenge.

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, facilitated by Wellness Coach Anne Costello in partnership with #RETHINK, will help carers to take care of themselves, in order to provide effective care to others, giving people with caring responsibilities the tools and tips to reduce their stress.

Attendees should register for the series, but are not required to join all sessions.

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

Four-week Agenda

Tuesday 9 November | Recognising the signs, symptoms and causes of caregiver stress and burnout.

Tuesday 16 November | Understanding the connection between stress and poor sleep and learn strategies on how to get a good night’s sleep.

Tuesday 23 November | Demonstrating healthy ways to manage anxiety, worry and fear using mindfulness interventions.

Tuesday 30 November | Learning the importance of self-care and self-compassion.

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.


Visit to find out more about Business in the Community’s Rethink Your Resilience programme, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.