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Offers those who care for others and the planet a way to stay engaged, hopeful, balanced, and healthy when dealing with hardship, suffering, and traumaDeepens readers understanding of the many ways they and their organizations may be impacted by dealing with trauma and sufferingUses moving first person interviews and even cartoons to illuminate the idea of trauma stewardshipWorking to make the world a hopeful and sustainable place often means having to confront pain, suffering, crisis, and trauma head on, day in and day out Over months and years this takes an enormous emotional, psychological, and physical toll, one that were often not even fully aware of until the day we feel like we just cant go on any And our well being and the work were doing are too important to risk that happening.This book is for all those who notice that they are not the people they once were or who are being told that by their families, friends, colleagues, or pets Laura van Dernoot Lipsky takes a deep and sympathetic look at the many ways the stress of dealing with trauma manifests itself feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, diminished creativity, chronic exhaustion, cynicism, and a dozen .To keep from being overwhelmed, we need to respond to suffering in a thoughtful, intentional waynot by hardening our hearts or by internalizing others struggles as our own but by developing a quality of compassionate presence This is trauma stewardship To help achieve this, Lipsky offers a variety of simple and profound practices, drawn from modern psychology and a range of spiritual traditions, that enable us to look carefully at our reactions and motivations and discover new sources of energy and renewal She includes interviews with successful trauma stewards from different walks of life and even uses New Yorker cartoons to illustrate her points.We can do meaningful work in a way that works for us and for those we serve, Lipsky writes Taking care of ourselves while taking care of others allows us to contribute to our societies with such impact that we will leave a legacy informed by our deepest wisdom and greatest gifts instead of burdened by our struggles and despair....

Title : Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others
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Format Type : Audio Book
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Berrett Koehler Publishers Auflage 1 8 Mai 2009
Number of Pages : 375 Pages
File Size : 783 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others Reviews

  • nicole morgentau
    2019-04-22 11:28

    ich arbeite schon lange in dem Feld und mir hat der umfassende Blick auf die Betroffenen sehr gut gefallen. Keine einfachen Antworten auf komplexe Fragen, sondern Schritt für Schritt schauen wo man sich befindet und wohin man will.

  • Teresa Wagner
    2019-05-12 06:00

    The most intelligent, comprehensive *and* down-to-earth and practical book on compassion fatigue (this author refers to it as Trauma Exposure Response) I’ve ever read, and I have read more than a dozen. It is also the only general book on the topic in which references to animals is made consistently. There are many books on how to cope with stress, burnout and compassion fatigue, but none that address the root causes of how the issue of compassion fatigue fits into the big picture of global issues of oppression. If you only buy one book on compassion fatigue, get this one! I taught compassion fatigue classes for animal care workers for seven years, and am currently designing a new class for healing practitioners. This book will be required reading.

  • Zingo
    2019-05-16 12:18

    I have been a trauma practitioner for over 20 years, the only way that this has been possible is through self awareness, vacations and phenomenal support. This book beautifully outlines how any of us may fall into burnout and vicarious traumatization, having periodically experienced both over my career and fighting my way out, I can attest that the book helps to normalize the symptoms and offers a pathway out. Get it, you will not be disappointed!

  • Rmes
    2019-04-29 12:27

    This book is INCREDIBLE. Especially these days, when all of us are experiencing so much secondhand trauma through social media, through the news etc. this book helps recenter and focus so that we can go it for the long haul, and really be there for the people we care about without burning out. As a musician, I didn't think a book like this would help me -- but it got into places that I didn't even realize I was experiencing secondary trauma.

  • Liz B. Spencer
    2019-04-27 06:00

    I am a "Stray Cat" Care Giver and this book was really needed! It has helped me tremendously! Gentle reading. I have learned not to feel guilty if I can't help all the cats out there that need me and I can feel free to be at peace with that - there are times though that I still struggle with that - guess I always will! All types of care givers are interviewed in this lovely book. We were ordained to be here and use our kindness to help God's creatures (people, animals, trees, birds, frogs,etc.) but we have to feed our souls as well.I thank the author for this book!

  • LMHC
    2019-05-05 08:06

    YES. I learned about this book at a training, bought it the next day, and read it cover to cover in one day. This book is very helpful for anyone doing trauma work and contains a lot of New Yorker cartoons that make it a little easier to get through. I recommend this for any new or seasoned therapist, anyone feeling burnout, compassion fatigue, secondary traumatization, etc. or anyone wondering if they're in the right field. Fantastic book.