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Post-Traumatic Growth



Post-traumatic growth is a term coined by psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun in the mid-1990s to describe the positive life changes that often come about in the wake of traumatic events. While traumatic experiences always leave people with great physical and emotional stress, many also find themselves growing in appreciation for their own strengths, as well as in compassion for others and gratitude for all that they have and are.

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Sonja Lyubomirsky: What Is Post-Traumatic Growth?

Sonja Lyubomirsky talks about the different between Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth.

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Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

Elizabeth Lesser shares tales of ordinary people who have emerged from difficult experiences stronger, wiser, and more in touch with their purpose and passion.

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Growth After Trauma

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...

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FindCenterBut there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for.

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Bouncing Back: An Experience with Post-Traumatic Growth Syndrome | Dave Sanderson | TEDxQueensU

A survivor of US Airways Flight 1549, which crash landed in the Hudson river, Dave has had the unique experience of surviving a plane crash. Traumatic events such as plane crashes can have a devastating impact on one’s psychology.

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Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing

In his role as the founder and executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), Dr. Gordon has created and implemented what may well be the world’s largest and most effective program for healing population-wide psychological trauma.

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There Is Always Trauma in the Room

I’ve done a little bit of work with soldiers returning from Iraq and have worked with domestic violence shelter workers on issues of vicarious trauma.

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FindCenterI don’t regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals.

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Post-Traumatic Growth

What is post-traumatic growth? Amazingly, there really is such a thing. You've probably heard of post-traumatic stress disorder, but some individuals manage to not only recover from a trauma but actually grow from it.

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On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life

In the bestselling tradition of Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly and Nick Vujicic’s Life Without Limits comes a rousing 7-step plan for living a life on fire, filled with hope and possibility—from an inspirational speaker who survived a near-fatal fire at the age of nine and now runs a successful...

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