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

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ISBN-10:157675944X

ISBN-13:9781576759448

Author:van Dernoot Lipsky, Laura
Edition:1
Released:May 04, 2009
Publisher:Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Format:Paperback, 288 pages
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A longtime trauma worker, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky offers a deep and empathetic survey of the often-unrecognized toll taken on those working to make the world a better place. We may feel tired, cynical, or 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 living things, and the planet itself. In Trauma Stewardship, we are called to meet these challenges in an intentional way—to keep from becoming overwhelmed 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.

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