The Thriving Giver

Sarah Kuipers

Publication date: May 25, 2021

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“I cannot recommend this book highly enough.” – Dr. Sarah Eagger, consultant psychiatrist

Give yourself the kind of care you give others and create a personalized toolkit of simple and effective strategies to master stress and revitalise your life.

Whether you are a health or care professional, informal caregiver, therapist, or simply a people-pleaser who ignores their own needs, Sarah Kuipers invites you to take a fresh approach to stress by helping you unearth the roots of poor self-care, and guiding you step by step to create a life that nurtures you, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Only when you thrive can you give of your best to the world each day.

Discover 7 powerful principles that will help you:

  • Create supportive beliefs around your own worth
  • Gain a greater understanding of your risk factors
  • Transform your thoughts and emotions
  • Calm your anxiety
  • Become more assertive
  • Replenish your energy
  • Nourish your spirit

“This brilliant book… should be required reading for all caring professionals.” – Dr. Jane Buckle, former nurse and lecturer for healthcare professionals

SARAH KUIPERS ran a successful practice for over 20 years as a single mother, before burning out. Since completing a Masters in Research on stress and burnout she has facilitated numerous courses in personal development and stress management for medical students.

This book is fantastic. It’s easy to read and full of practical ideas to help people look after themselves and reduce stress. I think it is relevant for people in any profession, not just healthcare professionals, but especially those who spend a lot of time looking after other people (eg parents!) rather than themselves. I would recommend this to anyone.


Superb book, well written and easy to follow steps to reduce stress. Targeted at healthcare professionals but relevant for everyone.


An absolute must for anyone working in stressful or emotionally challenging environments. Easy step by step guide to self-care.


Amazing stress management tips. Easy to follow steps to help reduce stress. I liked the fact it was targeted to Healthcare workers, but at the same time anyone could use it for help. A fantastic book I will be telling everyone about. Would love a physical copy to carry around with me for those stressful moments.


An excellent resource for those who find themselves in a caregiver role whether it is a part of their employment or a personal situation. In order to provide care for another one must take care of themselves which is something so many people forget. Burnout and moral distress are very real and can have dramatic and traumatic impact on caregivers, learning how to avoid and treat these problems is critical. I think this book would be a good book for all entering the healthcare field.


A remarkable pick up put down book whenever it is required. Although the tools and exercises stay in your mind and practicing them helps them become part of your self conscious – if there are times when you need that reminder the book is easy to self navigate and go straight to the part that applies to your vulnerability or thought process. It has certainly reminded me how the power of saying “No” is empowering! It gives you confidence! The examples Sarah has used in the book demonstrates what we can all achieve. A fantastic, supportive, and positive guide to a successful you in everyday living. Applicable to every profession.


As a counsellor, hypnotherapist and psychotherapist myself, many of the recommended resources are familiar to me yet there is something about the clear framework and spirit of this book, the way it is presented that motivates me to further transformative action. I already find I have personally benefited from reading and applying this book.
The author regularly honours the importance of reaching out for the professional services of a counsellor/psychotherapist too when necessary. I believe it is an excellent book for counsellors to recommend to their clients as well as for their own personal benefit.


I would highly recommend this book to anyone seeking support for their own wellbeing who may benefit from utilising a defined framework

British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing

This book reminds us of our daily needs – to create time for being rather than doing, to counteract the fast pace of life, to nurture ourselves with stillness and connect with our inner intuition. Her attention to mind, body and soul should be attractive to all holistic practitioners

Journal of Holistic Healthcare

This empowering self-help book provides healthcare professionals and caregivers with a rich toolkit of knowledge, tasks, and resources to help take their self-care and wellbeing into their own hands and create a balanced and nourishing life

The Psychologist

Kuipers is a strong writer who reflects on mental health issues and the need for selfcare on a whole new level. I think this book is incredibly helpful not only for healthcare professionals but also for young adults entering the workforce. It will assist them in facilitating healthy ways of thinking in order to prevent future burnout or mental health problems

British Journal of Midwifery

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