Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others (BK Life) (Paperback)

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Are you working in a stressful and/or trauma inducing environment? Do you feel your personhood is being exploited at work?

If so, have minimal fear Trauma Stewardship is here!

Van Dernoot Lipsky's and Burk's work is the quintessential guide for discovering and doing something about the emotional hardships that come from service-based work. Learn to advocate for your health, create a meaningful personal community and build solid boundaries.

— From Garrett


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.

About the Author

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is a trauma social worker and educator. Connie Burk is the executive director of the Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781576759448
ISBN-10: 157675944X
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication Date: May 1st, 2009
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: BK Life