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  • Couinaeu, A-L. (2014), Webinar Vicarious Trauma: Looking after yourself at work
  • Jackson, K. (May/June Issue), Social Worker Self-Care — the Overlooked Core Competency; Social Work Today, Vol. 14 No. 3 P. 14
  • Levine, P.A. (2008) Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body: Sounds True Inc; Pap/Com edition
  • Levine, P.A. and Kline, M. (2007) Trauma through the eyes of a child, North Atlantic Books, Berkley, California
  • McKay, L. and Pearlman, L.A. (2008) Understanding and Addressing Vicarious Trauma, Headington Institute, Online Training Module 4
  • Meichenbaum, D. (2006), Self-care for trauma psychotherapists and caregivers: individual, social and organisational interventions; Read Now
  • Pearlman, L. and Saakvitne, K. (1997), Transforming the pain: Workbook on Vicarious Traumatization. W. W. Norton & Company
  • Richardson, J.I.; Guidebook on Vicarious Trauma: Recommended solutions for anti-violence workers, Centre for research for violence against women and children in London, Ontario, for the family violence prevention unit, Health Canada. Read Now
  • Rothschild, B., with Rand, M. (2006) Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma W. W. Norton & Company
  • Van Dernoot Lipsky, L. (2009), Trauma Stewardship. An everyday guide to caring for self while caring for others; Berrett-Kooehler Publishers, Inc. San Francisco

Internet links to talks and articles

  • David Berceli (Trauma Release Exercises TRE- Berceli Foundation): Read Now
  • Video introduction to TRE: Watch Now
  • Brené Brown (Empathy v Sympathy) - On empathy (3 mins): Watch Now
  • Gwen Dewar Ph.D. - Excellent article online on empathy and the brain: Read Now
  • Kristin Neff (On Self-compassion) - TedTalk: 'The space between self-esteem and self-Compassion': Watch Now
  • Dan Siegel (On the neuroscientific basis of empathy): Watch Now
  • The power of empathy: Professor Helen Riess at TEDxMiddlebury: Watch Now
  • Neuroplasticity experiment (1994, Harvard, Pascual-Leone): Read Now
  • The Research of Candace Pert, PhD. - Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind: Mind-Body Medicine Becomes the Science of Psychoneuroimmunolgy: Read Now
  • Sammy Batt-Rawden | TEDxNHS - How overwhelming work conditions can erode people's capacity for empathy: Watch Now
  • One of the fathers of trauma research and healing, Peter A. Levine PhD, writes: "Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood, and untreated cause of human suffering." Hear more on his website
  • Two Simple Techniques from Peter A. Levine, which can help someone who is feeling triggered to feel safe again: Watch now
  • Headington Institute (USA) Director, Dr. Don Bosch, explains the 'good and the bad news' about Resilience Read more
  • Resilience is a Discipline Article by Dr. Don Bosch, Director of Clinical Services, Headington Institute: [Read more=https://www.headington-institute.org/resource/resilience-is-a-discipline/}
  • Short video explaining some key concepts from Bessel Van der Kolk's seminal work on Trauma: The Body Keeps the Score: Watch now
  • Substance Abuse Support Guide For Sudents Read Now