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"In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning."
At this time in history, many people are wondering whether we will have a life again. Will we recover with dignity?
Science suggests that we will do more than recover: we will show immense c...
Resilience is the ability to maintain a relatively stable and healthy level of psychological and physical functioning during and after a very traumatic event.
Studies reveal that resi...
To be sure, most people who experience posttraumatic growth would prefer to side-step the trauma.
Trauma shakes up our world and forces us to take a second look at our goals and dreams. ...
When the foundational structure of the self is shaken, we are in the best position to pursue new opportunities is our lives.
Emotions such as sadness, grief, anger, and anxiety are common responses to trauma.
Trying to "self-regulate" those emotions, or avoiding feared thoughts, feeling, and sensations, wil...
Deliberate rumination leads to an increase in five domains of posttraumatic growth. Two of those domains - positive changes in relationships and increases in perceptions of new possibilities in one...
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Words, sounds, or situations that remind you of trauma can trigger your symptoms. Symptom categories:
If you're diagnosed with PTSD, you will likely be prescribed therapy, medication, or both.
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With stress, the mind and the body are intrinsically linked. You can view stress as something that is wreaking havoc on your body (and it can) or as something that is giving you the strength and energy to overcome adversity.
Regular exposure to stress in small quantities can prepare us to handle a big stressful event in our lives. Prepare yourself for stress by self-education about the stressful event, by doing some physically stressful activities like completing a marathon, or something you dread, like giving a speech.
Repeated exposure to mildly stressful conditions can alter your body’s biological response to stress, making you manage stress in a better way.
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There is an assumption that emotional pain and suffering is a deviation from a default happy baseline. However, it's incorrect. Psychological pain is everywhere.
The goal of ACT is not necessarily to reduce one's problematic thoughts and emotions. It is to help people effectively function while they are distressed and to promote more flexible and value-driven behaviors.
In other words, the primary goal is to promote 'valued living.'
Valued living is going about your daily life in the service of values you find important. Engaging in these actions creates a sense of meaning and purpose.
The symptoms of psychological suffering are problematic when they are linked to behaviors that draw us away from valued living.
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