Transforming Caregiver Stress into Compassion Resilience


I will be regularly adding to this page, including scientific studies and videos. please keep checking in


ProQol Professional Quality of Life Scale – the standard measurement

compassion fatigue self test 

vicarious trauma assessment

maslach burnout inventory 

Compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma resources


Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma by Babette Rothschild

Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others by Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky 

The Compassion Fatigue Workbook by Francoise Mathieu 

When The Body Says No :  Exploring The Stress Disease Connection by Gabor Mate 

Transforming the Pain: A Workbook on Vicarious Traumatisation by L Perlman and K Saakvitne

Social Work Under Pressure: How to Overcome Stress, Fatigue and Burnout in the Workplace by Kate Van Heighten 

Restoring Sanctuary: A New Operating System for Trauma-Informed Systems of Care by Sandra L Bloom


the sanctuary model


Kristine Neff’s self-compassion and resiliency site

Neuroscience of Compassion

Resources for healing adult attachment and relational trauma

Diane Poole Heller is a Somatic Experiencing teacher specialising in healing attachment wounds, she runs online courses and live workshops and conferences in the Dynamic Attachment Repatterning Experience. Regularly sends out good free videos and resources.


Healing Developmental Trauma : How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship   by Laurence Heller 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment by Pat Ogden and Janina Fisher

Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma by Laura Parnell

General Trauma 

An excellent site with lots of free resources/exercises for healing trauma and ptsd –

In an Unspoken Voice : How the body releases trauma and restores goodness by Peter Levine

The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma by Dr Bessel Van der Kolk

Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy by Kekuni Minton and Pat Ogden

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