"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
This book is a must for anyone in the helping profession!!
Yet, the message I took from the book, is that I chose this path and therefore, as a trauma steward, have a responsibility to manage my trauma exposure response.
It was good to see that I am not the only one that has the feelings of others that work in similar jobs.
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 3 days ago by Olinda Henderson
I loved this book. It validated so much of what I have experienced working in pediatric healthcare and provided positive directions for making meaningful changes to my self-care.Published 3 days ago by Shannon Dier
I like this kind of material and have been looking for a new approach on trauma healing. If you want a guidebook that has examples and scenarios of trauma in action and the... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Claire McEachern
A great perspective from individual, society and mother earth. Ties serving, self-care, and care for others together in a way that allows for balance.Published 1 month ago by Kathy M
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... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Mathews
Most valuable, as other reviewers have noted.
I just want to note that there are two editions, though they are not easily identified. Read more
I work with many other therapists and they've all migrated towards this book. We are so appreciative to have a book address the effects of secondary trauma in the helping... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Wendy
I saw the author speak recently as well... Amazing book for anyone in the service profession but also very universal!Published 3 months ago by Jennifer