The Thriving Giver

The Thriving Giver

7 Principles for health professionals and caregivers to enhance self-care and prevent burnout

Sarah Kuipers


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“Health care professionals and those who take care of others should read this outstanding book!” - Dr. Richard Gillett, psychiatrist and bestselling author of It's a Freakin' Mess

“I cannot recommend this book highly enough.” – Dr. Sarah Eagger, consultant psychiatrist and co-author of Stillness in the Storm

How to balance your own self-care with the needs of others  

As a helping professional, caregiver, or someone who puts others first, it is so easy to ignore your own needs. Becoming physically run-down, emotionally burned-out, and spiritually depleted can result in frustration and anxiety - even disillusionment.
Sarah Kuipers knows this all too well. She ran a successful health practice for over 20 years. The combined pressure of work and bringing up three boys as a single parent finally led to debilitating burnout.

Sarah was curious about why so many people, including health professionals, fail to manage stress and practice self-care. She completed a Masters in Research on stress and burnout, and now teaches stress management to medical students.

Caring for others starts with caring for yourself

This timely and practical book encourages you to create a life in which you thrive. Only then can you give your best to the world each day.

The Thriving Giver helps you create a personalised toolkit of self-care skills and practical resources to:

  • Reduce stress and calm anxiety
  • Prevent work stress leaching into home life
  • Replenish energy
  • Release emotional distress to shift your mindset
  • Reignite enthusiasm for work

This user-friendly book offers:

  • Simple, doable steps  
  • Short chapters with anecdotes to explain key concepts
  • Signposts so you can cherry-pick the chapters you need

Begin reading The Thriving Giver, and in just a few minutes a day you will learn effective new ways to nurture your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. When you thrive, your giving is sustainable.


Sarah Kuipers:
Sarah Kuipers initially trained in osteopathy and homeopathy, before focusing on hypnotherapy and life coaching. For over 20 years she helped clients master stress, set clear boundaries and balance their lives. However, the combined pressures of work and bringing up three boys as a single mother eventually led to burnout, which inspired her to carry out a Masters Research study on stress in health professionals. This highlighted how stress is frequently amplified by childhood patterns that make it hard to value and care for yourself, traits that she recognized in herself and many of her clients. As the founder of YourHealth2, Sarah has lectured and facilitated numerous workshops on self-care, assertiveness, and burnout prevention, and courses on stress management and personal development for medical students. The Thriving Giver brings together everything Sarah has learnt from her own transformational journey, her work with clients and her Masters Research study.