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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2009 Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky (P)2017 Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky

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So impressed!!

Great job to the author. So thorough. So helpful!! I really can’t recommend enough. Even if you don’t work in a “helping” job the information is relevant.

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Good book, horrendous narration

I was super excited that this came in audiobook format, so I could listen to this in my car, but once it began I realized something was terribly wrong. The narrator seems unfamiliar and unenthusiastic about the subject and verged on bored. They really did not do this book justice. Perhaps this was the narrators first time reading for an audiobook? I would highly recommend that this author finds better narration for their book to do their book the justice it needs.

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great for people in ANY care profession

I was suggested this book because I was a marriage family therapist trainee. I wish I had heard/read this book before I started my traineeship. It helped me realize that I was being traumatized by helping those who had experienced trauma - it was so bad that I was headed for burn out before my career even started. This flipped my view and helped me help myself, to seek help, and cope with not being able to be the wonder woman everyone else thought I was and that I was pushing to be. I may still be wonder woman some day, but even then, I'll be the human version with faults, needs, and limits. This book helped me understand that and I've suggested it to others in helping fields including: people working in ERs, those working along side medical staff, nurses, firefighters, volunteers, therapists, clients, and will continue to suggest to people in other fields in the future.

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If you legal about this book, read it.

I started reading this book because I thought it would be good for our managers. As I listened, I realized that I was right, but also that I needed it even more. I will get more out of this book than I even can comprehend. I liked how the profiles were set out. It brought those to life. Excellent.

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accents were distracting

the voice alterations for the character profiles distracts from the content. overall, definitely a worthwhile listen.

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This is a must read...

for anyone in a helping profession or anyone who feels that they carry the weight of the world. At times, this felt like a kick in the stomach. It knocked the air right out of me and simultaneously gave a breath of fresh air.

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Wonderful, necessary

This is an imperative book for anyone doing trauma work. Only feedback is that it is read very quickly and would benefit from being read slower so you can absorb all the great content.