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When the foundational structure of the self is shaken, we are in the best position to pursue new opportunities is our lives.
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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, will make things worse and reinforce the belief that the world is not safe or void of opportunities and...
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 resilience is actually common and can be attained through multiple unexpected routes. Studies further sh...
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 we realize that we cannot change a situation, we position ourselves for growth and new opportun...
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’s life—were associated with increased perceptions of creative growth.
Research supports t...
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 capacity for resiliency and growth.
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PTSD is a mental health disorder that begins after a traumatic event. Events may include:
PSTD is also known as "shell shock" or "battle fatigue." ...
Being open to emotional experiences and being able to tolerate discomfort can allow us to move towards a more meaningful existence.
The way we respond to the circumstances of our lives has more influence on our happiness than the events themselves.
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