when helping hurts:
    Self-care for Caregivers

Caring for each other, for our communities, and for our world is a hallmark of being a Pagan – we celebrate and we heal. As elders, priestesses and priests, we are committed to serving the Old Ways: the Earth, the people and the Gods. This is not always easy. Sometimes we get tired and discouraged along the way. That’s only human. So it’s well to explore ways to take care of ourselves, to enable ourselves and one another to keep on keeping on as we face the many challenges of life and of the Path.

by Judy Harrow
and Cynthia Jane Collins

1. Resilience

2. Stress
3. Trauma
4. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
5. Burnout
6. Compassion Fatigue
7. Post-Traumatic Growth
Appendix: Ritual and Trauma

May these words, and the manner of their sharing, bring good to many,

harm to none, and glory to the Ancient Gods!

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