In this video you will hear the remarkable stories of teachers, social workers, and principals who suffered greatly through illness, injuries, and difficult pregnancies.
Eventually rising up with time and support to greater heights in their current lives.
In this video I share examples of how my parents coped with dark times when I was a child.
And how these early experiences became the blueprint for my work in adversity, positive psychology, and growth.
What is Posttraumatic Growth?
Posttraumatic growth (PTG) is defined as positive personal changes that result from a survivor’s ability to cope with trauma and its psychological consequences.
The process of post traumatic growth can lead to
1. improved relationships
2. more compassion
4. appreciation for life
5. spiritual growth
6. personal strength
7. renewed sense of possibilities in the world
Key Factors and Outcomes
Assessment and Resources
- PTG Assessment: Post-Traumatic-Growth-Inventory
- PTG Research Articles: https://ptgi.uncc.edu/
- American Psychological Association (APA): Growth After Trauma
- PTG Interview: https://anchor.fm/ambitiousmama/episodes/Thriving-Under-Pressure-with-Dr–Andrea-Dinardo-ealagi
- PTG Workbook: The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook: Coming Through Trauma Wiser, Stronger, and More Resilient
Psychology Reflection Questions
1. Do you believe the benefits of adversity outweigh the negatives?
2. Which factors hinder an individual’s ability to recover and bounce back?
3. Which factors enhance an individual’s capacity for resilience and posttraumatic growth (PTG)?
4. Is the recovery and resilience for physical health trauma the same or different as mental health adversity? Why or why not?
5. Is posttraumatic growth possible for everybody?
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Personal Video → Watch Here