Links and Resources

The Science Behind PTSD Symptoms: How Trauma Changes The Brain

Mindful Self-Compassion – Meditations

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center – Free Guided Meditations

Trauma and the Body

Information on EMDR

Addiction and Sex Addiction

Patient Gateway to the Recovery Zone Canada – Assessments

Life Journeys Counselling

Trauma Training & Compassion Fatigue Programs – Online & Onsite

Download Self-care begins with Self Powepoint slides (pdf)

Articles by Michelle Hamilton:

Self-care and the School Counsellor

What School Leaders need to know about Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue self assessment website (Professional Quality of Life Scale)
by Beth Stamm

“Running on Empty” article by Francoise Mathieu

“Low-impact Disclosures” article by Francoise Mathieu

“Top Self-care Tips” article by Francoise Mathieu

Compassion Fatigue Solutions website and blog

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Experiences in Close Relationships Inventory

Other Recommended Resources

Figley, C. R. (Ed.). (2002). Treating compassion fatigue (1st ed.). New York: Brunner-Routledge.

Figley, Charles R.(Ed.). (1995). Compassion fatigue: Coping with secondary traumatic stress disorder (1st ed.). New York: Brunner/Mazel.

McCann, I. L., & Pearlman, L. A. (1990). Vicarious traumatization: A framework for understanding the psychological effects of working with victims. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 3(1), 131-149.

Pearlman, L. A., & Saakvitne, K. W. (1995). Trauma and the therapist: Countertransference and vicarious traumatization in psychotherapy with incest survivors (1st ed.). New York: Norton.

Rothschild, B. (2006). Help for the helper: the psychophysiology of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.  New York: WW Norton.

Saakvitne, K. & Pearlman, L. (1996). Transforming the pain: A workbook on vicarious traumatization. New York: WW Norton.

Stamm, B. H. (Ed.). (1999). Secondary traumatic stress: Self care issues for clinicians, researchers and educators (2nd ed.). Lutherville, USA: The Sidran Press.

*Richardson, J. (2001). Guidebook on Vicarious Trauma: Solutions for Anti-Violence Workers. Ottawa: National Clearinghouse on Family Violence.

* Copies of this publication may be ordered by contacting the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence at 1-800-267-1291 or

Recommended Resources-Spirit and Growth

Ban Breathnach, S. (1995). Simple abundance: A daybook of comfort and joy.  New York: Warner Books.

Beck, M. (2001). Finding your own north star: Claiming the life you were meant to live.  New York, Three Rivers Press.

Carson, R. (2003). Taming your Gremlin. USA, HarperCollins.

Feinstein, D., Eden, D., Craig, G. (2005).  The promise of energy psychology:  Revoluionary tools for dramatic personal change.  New York: Penguin Books.

Frankl, V. (1959).  Man’s search for meaning.  New York: Penguin Books.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990).  Full catastrophe living:  Using the wisdom of the body and mind to face stress, pain and illness.  New York: Basic Books.

Levine, P. (1997). Waking the tiger: Healing trauma.  Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Mate, G. (2003). When the Body says No: The cost of hidden stress. Canada: Vintage Books.

Tolle, E. (2005).  A new earth: Awakening to your life’s purpose.  New York: Penguin Books.

Tolle, E. (1999).  The power of now: A guide to spiritual enlightenment. Vancouver, BC: Namaste Publishing.

Richardson, C.  (1999). Take time for your life. New York: Broadway Books.

Ruiz, D.M., (1999). The mastery of love.  San Rafael, CA: Amber-Allen Publishing.

Zukav, G. & Francis, L. (2001). The Heart of the Soul: Emotional Awareness. New York, Fireside Books.