Self care for the caregiver – a therapist shares her challenge

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Caregivers, Occupational Therapy

One of my favourite quotes is from Brene Brown’s TED talk on shame, where she referenced her “vulnerability hangover” after her speech (on, you guessed it, shame and vulnerability) went viral. Those two words just sum up so much. And, while Spring OT’s platforms are not (yet) attracting millions upon millions of followers, sharing best resources and information with parents, caregivers and other therapists in this format can be really scary, and prompt lots of “gulp” moments.

Self Care for the Caregiver

So, why not take it one step further do something even scarier? Here, I am sharing my latest personal challenge. Do I need multiple public accountability partners? Any little bit helps. But, most importantly, as a caregiver to many clients and a parent myself, and one who continually practices the science of relationship, this information is just as relevant to me as it is to the Spring OT community.


If you’re so inclined, please share your goal or gulp moment below, as we all strive to become better caregivers to our little ones and families. Need more help with your own self care and helping raise a tricky child? Reach out to us here to see how we can help.