WORKING WITH TRAUMA: MINDFULNESS AND COMPASSION, John Briere
"Sit for a minute or two, with your eyes closed. Allow your mind to settle down a bit. Focus on the breath, letting your tasks and concerns fall away for just a little while. Bring your attention to what you do for a living. All the people you see who suffer, the work you do to help them, whether through therapy, medicine, the law, or being a parent or friend to someone struggling with life. Reflect on your intentions for these people: that they suffer less, that they be happy, that they have some sense of peace in their lives."