Covid 19

Live Relaxation Sessions for Caregivers

    Live Help for Carers via smart phone when and where it's needed most

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    Self Care for Carers is Ireland's leading organisation in healthcare-specific stress management training

    Since 2012, we have provided resilience & relaxation support to caregivers: HCAs, nurses, doctors, allied care professionals, and administration teams in hospitals, nursing homes and homecare

    "feel so relaxed"

    "Great nights sleep"

    "Feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders"

    Due to the effects of Covid 19 and the reduction in social interaction, live online sessions are proving to be very popular with caregivers


    Participants report great benefits from

    Live experience

    Interaction opportunities

    Gentle and nurturing approach

    Convenient times

    Easy access via phone / device

    Being part of an inclusive group

    Tips on Self Care and Avoiding Burnout


    Complimentary access to relaxing techniques

      April 2020 survey

      Many caregivers preferred time for relaxation support is around 9pm

        Our training goes live and allows carers to log in for:

        Proven relaxation techniques

        Help to deescalate the flight or fight mode

        Reduce Anxiety

        Help Switching off

        Help disconnecting from emotionally from challenging issues

        Get ready for quality rest and sleep

        Feel refreshed and more resilient


        Staff online Self Care programmes, audio and video relaxation tools and private groups available

        Staff wellbeing programmes help with recruitment and retention as carers feel valued


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          Limited Places Available

          We are trusted by leading hospitals and healthcare organisations including:

          Our clients include: Crumlin Children's Hospital, Cork University Hospital, Healthy Ireland, The Alzheimer Society, Applewood Homecare, Our Ladys Hospice & Care Services, HSE HR Directorate, Mowlam Healthcare, Mater Private, CHI, Bons Secours etc.

          Karen Brennan receiving Care Award with Professor Brendan Mc Cormack and Tadhg Daly, NHI

          Self Care for Carers was set up by Karen Brennan, a psychologist and trainer specialising in compassion fatigue and self-care for healthcare staff. We know that working as a caregiver can be challenging but at no time is this truer than during the Covid 19 crisis. Since 2012, we have worked exclusively in healthcare and have built up deep experience about what works best, and most quickly to reduce stress.  Doctors, nurses, HCA's, managers, support workers, homecare teams and allied care professionals, consultants, admin staff etc have attended training. Over 95% of trainees 'would recommend it to their colleagues'.

          Here you will find empirically researched relaxation techniques used by thousands of healthcare workers. Some are so effective that they are used in the treatment of PSTD.  We want to empower staff to feel more in control of their stress levels and have quick to access information at their fingertips when they need it most .

          Help us to help your team.

          Karen Brennan MSc., BSc., Cap Tut., C.M.P., Dip Ind.

          (L toR) Karen Brennan, Self Care for Carers pictured with Dr. Michael Kearney - Consultant Palliative Medicine, Dr. Ursula Bates - Mindfulness. Fellow contributors to the Self Care and Self Compassion Conference, Dublin, April 2017

          Flowing together - gentle Tai Chi session with  a multidisciplinary hospice team


          "It was great to have Self Care for Carers there if I needed anything." Homecare Staff

          "I feel more well in myself, I suffer with migraines and over the past 2 weeks I have not had to take my painkillers for me that is amazing because I live on them while in work. I have loved the relaxation techniques I learned, and can use the quick ones when I feel triggered in work, have loved everything about this series. Nursing Home Supervisor


          "It was very quick, after I started videos, when I have realised that it's easy for me to look after and comfort others but I am not able to comfort and look after myself.  I learned to self care here. Elder Care Staff Member

          “Reflection on psychological signs and symptoms, I need to stop “zoning out, enjoyed every moment”

          Nurse Manager, Dublin

          “The simple tricks and tips to relieve stress which I can use anytime”

          Doctor, Tullamore

          "I was surprised how calm I felt after the exercises, I realise how much stress I must be carrying around with me, I really needed this"

          Home Care Staff, Co. Meath

          “The importance of making “me” time”

          Staff Nurse, Limerick

          Contact: / 0872248181

          Plus PDF with April 2020 Caregivers Survey Topline