Self-Care, Activism & Sustainability

Resources in chronological order, favorites are in bold:

Macy, J. & Johnstone, C. (2012). Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy. CA: New World Library.

Lipsky, L. (2009). Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide for Caring for Self While Caring for Others. SF: Berrett-Koehler.

Watkins, M. & Shulman, H. (2009). Toward Psychologies of Liberation. England: Palgrave.

jones, p. (2007). Aftershock: Confronting Trauma in a Violent World>A Guide for Activist and Their Allies. NY: Lantern Books.

Doherty, T. (2006). Nurturing the Sustainable Self: Talking to clients about environmental  issues. The Oregon Psychologist, 25, 16 – 20.

MacNair, R.M. (2006). Working for Peace: A Handbook of Practical Psychology and Other Tools. Atascadero, CA: Impact Publishers.

Rothschild, B. (2006). Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma, Self-Care Strategies for Managing Burnout and Stress. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Solnit, R. (2004). Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities. New York: Nation Books.

Greenspan, M. (2004). Healing Through The Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair. Boston: Shambhala.

Sohr, S. (2001) Eco-activism and well-being: Between flow and burnout. In P. Schmuck & K. Sheldon (Eds.), Life goals and well-being: Towards a positive psychology of human striving (pp. 202–215). Ashland, OH: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers.

Macy, J. & Brown, M.Y. (1998). Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World. BC: New Society.

Potter, B. (1994). Finding a Path with a Heart: How to Go from Burnout to Bliss. Berkeley, CA. Ronin Publishing.

Gomes, M. (1992). The Rewards and Stresses of Social Change: A Qualitative Study of Peace Activists. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 32(4), 138 – 146.

Wollman, N. & Wexler, M. (1992). A Workshop for Activists: Giving Psychology Away to Peace and Justice Workers. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 32(4), 147 – 156.

Maslach, C. (1982). Burnout: The Cost of Caring. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.



4 responses to “Self-Care, Activism & Sustainability

  1. Toward Psychologies of Liberation by Mary Watkins & Helene Shulman is an incredible book that connects individual and collective healing to social change.

    • Oh yes, that is an amazing book, I’ll have to add it!
      Are you at Antioch Seattle? Do we know each other? I was there for my undergrad.
      Thanks for the comment (and reminder to add this book I forgot – erg – I bet there are many)!

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