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Posttraumatic Growth : The Importance Of Relationships And Social Support

    INTRODUCTION : Human beings are naturally social animals and it is a basic and fundamental instinct for us to try to bond, connect and form attachments with others; the benefits we may gain from such relationships with others when we have experienced trauma include providing us with : a greater sense of meaning …

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Posttraumatic Growth – Techniques to Help Keep Remaining Symptoms of Trauma Under Control

I have stated before that just because we have entered the phase of posttraumatic growth, this does not mean symptoms of trauma have been completely eradicated. Therefore, in order to be able to maximize the potential of our posttraumatic growth, it is very useful to know about techniques to manage re-emerging symptoms resulting from our …

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Posttraumatic Growth – Reconstructing The Life Story We Tell Ourselves

We make sense of our lives by telling ourselves a story about it – however, this does not mean the story we tell ourselves reflects reality, not least because how we act and behave are often motivated by unconscious processes of which, by definition, we are unaware. Those who have suffered abusive childhoods very often …

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Posttraumatic Growth: Approach Versus Avoidance Focused Coping

It is possible, once the worst of the distress caused by trauma is over, to enter a period of posttraumatic growth (click here to read my article on this) in which the experience of our trauma can be used to POSITIVELY TRANSFORM US. How successful we are in achieving posttraumatic growth is significantly tied up with the coping strategies …

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