"Taking on society's biggest challenges can make self-care seem trivial, even self-indulgent. We willingly subordinate our own needs to those of the work and the world at large, often feeling gratitude for the opportunity to do so, then wonder why we're so exhausted. Gently and insightfully, Laura nudges us toward the proverbial balance so that in the end, we can both work and live more fully."
--Chelsea Sexton, alternative fuel vehicle advocate and cofounder of Lightning Rod Foundation and Plug In America, featured in the film Who Killed the Electric Car?
"I saw a lot as a cop in San Diego and as chief of the Seattle Police Department. Looking back on my thirty-four years in policing, I only wish that Trauma Stewardship had been in my car or on my desk that whole time. Whether it's bureaucratic sources of distress or the steady diet of traumatic situations encountered on the streets, Laura's extraordinary book offers a lucid, insightful, often humorous, and always practical guide to the professional who has no choice but to deal with trauma. I can't recommend it highly enough."
--Norm Stamper, PhD, Seattle Chief of Police (Ret.) and author of Breaking Rank: A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing
"This impressive book helps one to recognize the effects of trauma exposure everywhere: in ourselves, our organizations, and our society. Readers will be guided (gently) along an individual path of exploration, growth, hope, and recovery. I will be recommending it to everyone I work with."
--Cynthia Garrett, MD, Vancouver Native Health Society Medical Clinic and New Westminster Mental Health Centre
AMAZING BOOK for anyone who works with, has experienced, currently lives with trauma (which, according to the book, we all do). Great refresher on how to stay present in life.Published 9 days ago by natglure
I loved the book and the presentation. Laura used skill and compassion tondeliver a difficult messagePublished 14 days ago by mzbmw2u
YES. I learned about this book at a training, bought it the next day, and read it cover to cover in one day. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LMHC
I've used these books as giveaways at trainings for domestic violence provides and they all love it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by june earley
I felt there was too much elaboration on social agenda issues such as equality for homosexuals, ecology, etc. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robby Jernigan
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... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Olinda Henderson