Trauma Stewardship

Happy Friday! I hope you are having a beautiful week! I have been familiar with the concept of vicarious trauma for a while now. Basically, it is when exposure to other people’s trauma over a long period of time can have negative effects on an individual. A concept related to this that is very new to me, however, is trauma stewardship. Trauma stewardship is the idea that “we have options at every step of our lives. We choose our own path. We can make a difference without suffering; we can do meaningful work in a way that works for us and for those we serve. We can enjoy the world and set it straight. We can leave a legacy that embodies our deepest wisdom and greatest gifts instead of one that is burdened with our struggles and despair.” It is truly a GAME CHANGING idea for anyone who wants to change the world. Rather than writing about it myself, I thought I would share an incredible Ted talk from the woman who literally wrote the book on it. Trust me. This is worth 20 minutes of your weekend.

 

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