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Healing Yourself: How to start post-traumatic growth

post traumatic growthHealing yourself takes a lot of work and patience.

Time is the essential component to healing.

Do you know what post traumatic growth is? Have you heard of it before?

If not, you’re not alone. Many of my clients including those who consult with me haven’t ever heard of the term before.

If you have experienced trauma and find yourself struggling with getting back up this article is for you.

This article (and video) will discuss post traumatic growth and offer tips on how to start the new year right.

What is post-traumatic growth and how can it help me?

Post traumatic growth is the idea that after you have experienced a traumatic event in your life you will come to a place of partial or full acceptance. This state of existence includes a focused perspective of the trauma including the assignment of meaning. Without meaning or the ability to derive meaning from the traumatic experience, healing can seem impossible. Post traumatic growth is a stage of grief and loss and a stage most people strive to arrive at after a trauma.


How do I get there?

Post traumatic growth isn’t a stage that you can arrive at just because you want to or feel you should have arrived at already. Post traumatic growth only occurs when you have done the real work needed to heal and progress after your loss, grief, or trauma.

You may find yourself experiencing the stages of grief and loss before you arrive at post-traumatic growth. The stages of grief are denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance. Each stage can be experienced at different points in your life, even after you have experienced some form of post traumatic growth.


In order to start the new year right, I have included a few ways to help kickstart healing in 2020.

As always, I wish you well

CORONA VIRUS1050 Lincoln Way, Ste 1 - Pittsburgh PA

Trying to understand all of the chaos associated with the #coronavirus can feel very overwhelming.

I want to let ALL of my clients/patients who come to Anchored Child & Family Counseling or who see me for consultations know that I am taking the necessary steps to ensure that all of the families and individuals who come to the office are safe and healthy.

Please know that, in the event Anchored Child & Family Counseling is asked to alter its hours or close for the safety of all clients/patients, I will be offering tele-health (online, computer, or phone) services. Although I do not anticipate this happening any time soon, this is important to be prepared for.

I also want to assure you that if I receive any information regarding the corona virus that involves your insurance and/or your care I will let you know as soon as possible.

Although many of the new reports may appear to be or feel exaggerated, as you know keeping our eyes open and making smart decisions is essential.

Please let me know if you have questions!



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