Rest Up To Level UP

Invitation for Caregivers To RestUP: Recover and Reenergize Your Life

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Caregivers Don't Get Enough Rest

Caregiving for persons who live with ALS can be hard. It is an expression of love and dedication, yet at the same time, it can be challenging and become all consuming. Rest can feel like a luxury that is selfish or out of reach. There might never be enough time or energy left to rest up.

Urban myth has it that if you put a frog in a pot of boiling water it will instantly leap out. But if you put it in a pot filled with tepid water and gradually heat it, the frog will remain in the water until it boils. Caregiving can sometimes feel like sitting in a pot of water; the responsibilities and tasks can gradually chip away the energy reserves without anybody noticing. The impact can be signficiant and includes:

  • Sleep Deprivation

  • Lack of Exercise

  • Social Isolation

  • Hopelessness

Free Caregiver Workshop Offer

Our Free RestUp Workshop Is For Caregivers

If you care for a person who lives with ALS, we would like to invite you to a free, 90-minute workshop about rest on January 11, 2023 from 2:30-4PM CST.There is no preparation needed and you can join us online using your computer from wherever you are. You can connect to The ALS Association below if you would like more information or sign up.In the workshop, you will experience the following:

  • Find out about different forms of rest

  • Check-in with yourself and take a rest inventory

  • Explore what rest means to you personally and define your "why"

  • Connect with other caregivers and learn from the wisdom in the room

  • Make a commitment and take one step to RestUP "just a little more"

  • Try out practical tools for rest in real time in a supportive setting-they are yours to keep

Exploring what is Possible

There Are Many Types of Rest

Rest is more and more recognized as an essential part of life. In our workshop we will introduce you to different types of rest based on work by authors like Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, Mathew Walker and Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. Check out their books "Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity", "Why We Sleep" and "Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less."

  • Physical Rest

  • Mental Rest

  • Sensory Rest

  • Emotional Rest

  • Social Rest

  • Creative Rest

  • Spiritual Rest

  • Environmental Rest

The RestUp Iniative

Who We Are

The team behind RestUp consists of a facilitator/consultant, coach/entrepreneur and neurologist/educator. All three of us have experienced caregiving, burnout and loss in various forms.Our shared goal is to help make caregiving easier by sharing practical tools for getting "a little more" rest. We believe that rest is an important and often neglected part of caregiving and that even a small shift can add up and make a big difference.To learn about future offerings or provide feedback and ideas, please contact us.