Monday, February 20, 2012

Post traumatic growth

I was watching Anthony Robbins on Oprah's next chapter last night on the OWN channel. He said something interesting. "How come all they ever talk about is "post traumatic stress syndrome" but never talk about "Post traumatic Growth" It's how hard things that happen to us actually can make us stronger, more appreciative of life, etc.

Here is information about it from Wiki.

Posttraumatic growth refers to positive psychological change experienced as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life circumstances. These sets of circumstances represent significant challenges to the adaptive resources of the individual, and pose significant challenges to individuals’ way of understanding the world and their place in it. Posttraumatic growth is not simply a return to baseline from a period of suffering; instead it is an experience of improvement that for some persons is deeply profound.

Blessings- Rob

1 comment:

  1. Interesting thought. How times have changed! During my college years a century ago, in Classics 101, it was called "catharsis". Today we whine about PTS.