There is a saying that “the only way out is through,” and it pertains particularly well to trauma. You have to do the work to get to the other side. Once you do, though, the rewards are well worth the effort. You may even find that dealing with the trauma interrupting your life actually leads you to discover new strengths, successes, and joys.
The negative effects of trauma can last a lifetime. Sometimes, it seems like we have gotten past them, only to find that they crop up again. At times, the effects are subtle, but they eat away at us over time. Other times, they may overtake us, making it difficult to even get through the day. Usually, [...]
Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) is a theory that claims that after a traumatic event, there can be positive growth in an individual. Responding to adversity, a person may find a greater appreciation for others and gain new insights on how to live.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) doesn't fit neatly into a defined box. It has the tendency to overflow into nearly every area of life and get a little messy.
While it may be difficult to see and neutralize the signs of PTSD at first, with time, learning to recognize what triggers an assault can help you to counter it more quickly and balance the terms of engagement for the war within.
It was only a song. But in a split second, it took you back to where it all began. In your mind, that point and time way in the past had been reconstructed. Or had it ever even been dismantled in the first place? The sounds, the smells, the circumstances… it was all right there. Vivid, [...]