Post-traumatic growth (PTG) is a theory that explains this kind of transformation following trauma. It was developed by psychologists Richard Tedeschi, PhD, and Lawrence Calhoun, PhD, in the mid-1990s, and holds that people who endure psychological struggle following adversity can often see positive growth. #ptsd
After exposure to traumatic events, individuals may show a wide range of mental and physical health consequences, wherein posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most prevalent ones. … Such positive changes are collectively defined as posttraumatic growth (PTG).
PTSD – Shell Shock
What is trauma?
* Acute trauma: This results from a single stressful or dangerous event.
* Chronic trauma: This results from repeated and prolonged exposure to highly stressful events. Examples include cases of child abuse, bullying, or domestic violence.
* Complex trauma: This results from exposure to multiple traumatic events.
The ability to connect with people who are able to provide this level of assistance and support through active, attentive and compassionate listening can lead to not only to recovery but can foster post traumatic growth. This may include a therapist, close friend, family member, spiritual leader and/or mentor.
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How Therapy and Talk Therapy can Help with Post Traumatic Growth
PTG- Positive Growth After Struggle
Here are strategies trauma psychologists have found particularly helpful to turn struggle into strength:
1. Mindfulness. At the resilience boot camp in Philadelphia, soldiers start each day with mindfulness meditation and breathing exercises. …
2. 2 . Vulnerability
3. Self-compassion. …
4. Finding meaning. …
5. Gratitude. …
6. A holistic approach. …
7. A team effort.
Post-traumatic growth often happens naturally, Tedeschi says, but it can be facilitated in five ways: through education (rethinking ourselves, our world, and our future), emotional regulation (managing our negative emotions and reflecting on successes and possibilities), disclosure (articulating what is happening and ..
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