Further Reading

For resources on preventing and addressing vicarious trauma, we invite you to explore any of the following resources. 

Reunion Magazine: Issue No. 2

The second issue of Joyful Heart's magazine, Reunion, focuses on the members of our healing community—their work to end violence and their own experiences and solutions to vicarious trauma. It is a resource for anyone who would like to learn even more about the research and history of vicarious trauma, read first-hand about experiences with and solutions for vicarious trauma from healers in the field, and discover new practices for wellness and self-care to incorporate into your routine.

Click here to read it online. 


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

By Laura van Dernoot Lipsky with Connie Burk

Van Dernoot Lipsky’s accessible yet comprehensive book offers and deep analysis of trauma exposure response. With empathy and humor, she calls us to meet the challenges of our work in an intentional way and provides concrete ways for us to remake ourselves and reorient the way we work to make the world a better place.

Click here to purchase the book and learn more about the Trauma Stewardship Institute.


Help for the Helper: Self-Care Strategies for Managing Burnout and Stress

By Babette Rothschild with Marjorie Rand

A valuable tool for any trauma worker, Rothschild’s book is based on neurobiological and social psychology research. It is a frank assessment of the challenges trauma professionals face in maintaining their own wellness, as well as a guide implementing better self-care practices to sustain personal wellness and professional integrity.

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Coping with Trauma: The Victim and the Helper

Edited by Rod Watts and David J de L Horne

This concise and accessible book brings together the insights and contributions of leading Australian trauma specialists. Coping with Trauma examines the impact traumatic experiences have on those who survive them as well as those who work to guide survivors beyond trauma. Vividly written and extensively researched, this a valuable resource for any healer.

Click here to purchase.


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