How to Help Yourself While Helping Others
My book, Soul Care for Caregivers: How to Help Yourself While Helping Others, is available for purchase at Amazon.
Soul Care for Caregivers is a guide and toolkit for family and professional caregivers that provides practical suggestions, creative processes, and action steps to help you care for your mind, body, and soul while caring for others.
“To keep caring for others, we must replenish ourselves; otherwise we start running on empty. In the warm and wise voice of someone who has been there herself, Susanne West offers many effective ways to take care of yourself from the inside out. Her book – full of her own qualities of deep kindness and practical wisdom – is a gift from the heart both to caregivers and to those they help and love.”
~Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom and Hardwiring Happiness.
“In this much-needed resource for caregivers, Susanne West gives us the deep wisdom gleaned from her years of personal and professional caregiving experience, along with many carefully-chosen exercises and practical suggestions for keeping our own physical, emotional and spiritual selves intact while helping others. This is a beautiful book. The compassion for both caregivers and receivers that comes through in its pages will support and inspire anyone in the challenging, important and potentially rewarding role of caregiver.”
Abby Seixas, author of Finding the Deep River Within: A Woman’s Guide to Recovering Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life.
“Susanne’s clear, powerful prose is thoroughly informed both by her lifelong practice of caregiving and her comprehensive study of the field. I don’t think there’s a caregiver anywhere who won’t benefit tremendously from reading this book, learning the self-nurturing practices she recommends, and living the authentic balance of self-care and caring for others that Susanne not only teaches but also embodies every day of her life.”
~ Saniel Bonder, founder of Waking Down in Mutuality, author, Healing the Spirit/Matter Split and Ultimaya 1.0