What is Post-Traumatic Growth?
Domains of Posttraumatic Growth
Appreciation of Life
Relating to Others
Who experiences posttraumatic growth?
How does growth happen?
A major life crisis disrupts the trauma survivor’s understanding of why and how things happen in the world or their beliefs about the meaning and purpose of life.
The trauma survivor copes with high levels of distress and experience intrusive and unwelcome thoughts about its causes and consequences.
The trauma survivor thinks of the event as a turning point in their life and begins to think about its meaning and significance.
Posttraumatic Growth and Posttraumatic Stress
What factors contribute to Posttraumatic Growth?