Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

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A longtime trauma worker, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky offers a deep and empathetic survey of the often-unrecognized toll on those working to make the world a better place. We may feel tired, cynical, numb, or like we can never do enough. These, and other symptoms, affect us individually and collectively, sapping the energy and effectiveness we so desperately need if we are to benefit humankind, other animals, and the planet itself. Through Trauma Stewardship, we are called to meet these challenges in an intentional way–not by becoming overwhelmed but by developing a quality of mindful presence. Joining the wisdom of ancient cultural traditions with modern psychological research, Lipsky offers a variety of simple and profound practices that will allow us to remake ourselves–and ultimately the world.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition (May 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157675944X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576759448
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Customer Reviews

A must have for those in emergency services

One person found this helpful.
 on January 2, 2018
By Jennifer R.
Met the author at a NYS Women in Law Enforcement training in Saratoga Springs, NY. She and her book are amazing. This book validates and helps you understand the changes that take place in the mind and heart of law enforcement (as well as other emergency services). So glad I purchased the book and was fortunate enough to hear the author speak.

I can’t recommend this highly enough!

3 people found this helpful.
 on April 26, 2015
By LMHC
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.

The Best book for anyone in public service

6 people found this helpful.
 on March 9, 2014
By tommy O'Malley
this is a must read book for people who encounter trauma in their lives, whether it be from caring for the aged, social work, fire fighting, teaching, ambulance drivers,

Working for the massive DoD machine where change happens at …

2 people found this helpful.
 on March 24, 2015
By Olinda Henderson
Working for the massive DoD machine where change happens at sloth speed, reading about how to keep a positive mindset and think out of the box in this environment gives me hope that no matter what happens day to day, there is always room for your perspective to keep yourself enlightened and that maybe with years of persistance, it will spark others to do something beneficial for everyone, especially those in positions of power.

Simply excellent

One person found this helpful.
 on October 2, 2017
By Jondi Whitis
Profound and elegantly expressed. Useful and inspiring.

Love, love

 on September 4, 2017
By anonymous
Love, love, love! Thank you for putting words to some of the things I’ve been feeling for years as a mental heath provider. Highly recommended!

This book is good on many levels …

One person found this helpful.
 on February 8, 2015
By David Mathews
This has been an important part of our process as a program managers team and overall agency directors to read this book and increase our being a trauma informed agency, not just for the sake of our clients but also for our selves as professionals in one of the fields that can be overwhelming at times to work in.

Don’t let the Title fool you~ this book is really …

One person found this helpful.
 on July 12, 2015
By Robin Victoria LaMoure
Don’t let the Title fool you~ this book is really for everyone in the helping profession. The Neo-natal ER Nurse or the Substance dependent Police Office and Fireman to a elementary school teacher will get something out of this book or know someone who will take a look and identify with the relevance of the contents of this book.

A "Must Read" for Child Protection Professionals

 on September 7, 2017
By kim brien
With 37 years in child protection administration, I am blessed by the message that self care is critical to sustaining your ability to the work. Well worth the read! I am including it in our training of all new staff as a “must read”!

A vital read for anyone working with trauma

 on August 18, 2017
By Mark
This has been the most important book available for my work as a mental health counselor. I an so happy that I have been directed to this text. This has been an important step in my development.

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