Despite this trauma, focusing on the positive helps readjust our mindset. There is a theory called, Post-Traumatic Growth, which explains transformation following trauma. It was developed by psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun and theorizes that when people endure struggles and adversity, that positive growth emerges. “People develop new understandings of themselves, the world they live in, how to relate to other people, the kind of future they might have and a better understanding of how to live life,” says Tedeschi.
- Keep Talking
- Give Feelings a Name
- Model a Positive Attitude
- Practice Gratitude and Giving
- Maintain Social Interaction
- Compassion and Kindness for Self
- Seek Help
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