• "I see what you don’t. Write about things least spoken of. Speak less, listen more. Watch less, observe more. Know more by learning more. Attach less, detach more. Be seen less, remembered more. And believe that less is, in fact, more."
  • "Today, organs can get replaced but no one has found a replacement for lost trust, abandoned hearts, shattered souls and tears that flowed. Imagine that!"
  • "Life is not a straight line. It is a circle. See you a-round!"
  • If you do not wish to cross the bridge when you get to it go ahead, take a boat... either way, cross over, you will have to."

Jul 25 2014

Life After Trauma

Life After Trauma…

Everyone has heard of ‘post traumatic stress disorder’ (PTSD)…
For those who haven’t, it refers to the psychological stress that people suffer after having gone through trauma.
Most believe that life after trauma is over; that we are scarred for life and can never recover.

Well… I vehemently differ.

I have always differed on this and have fought many a battles to convince and show people that no matter how utterly traumatic the trauma… there IS life after it. There are smiles that await. Believe it or not!

Most often, people who have grown from adversity feel much less fear, despite the frightening things they’ve been through. They are surprised by their own strength and are confident that they can handle whatever else life throws at them.

Now, I’m not saying that trauma is wonderful. You were definitely not expecting it and were certainly not expecting to grow from a traumatic experience. However, in retrospect, what you gain from your trauma will be so much more than you could ever imagine.

The trick to benefit from the gain though, is to become aware of it! Become alert to the gain! Accept that the trauma occurred and consciously reap the benefits. There really are several!

There IS ALWAYS a positive to ANY LEVEL OF TRAUMA!

Disagree with me? Come talk to me… I assure you I will convince you and help you see the smiles on the other side of your trauma…and you will be proud of yourself!

Here is an excerpt from the book ’1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently’ published in 2013 that makes my belief even stronger!

Love,
M*

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Book Excerpt…. From: ’1000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently’

“An emerging field of psychology called Post-Traumatic Growth has suggested that many people are able to use their hardships and traumas for substantial creative and intellectual development.
Specifically, researchers have found that trauma can help people grow in the areas of interpersonal relationships, contentment, gratitude, personal strength, and resourcefulness.

When our view of the world as a safe place, or as a certain type of place, has been shattered, we are forced to reboot our perspective on things.
We suddenly have the opportunity to look out to the periphery and see things with a new, fresh set of beginner’s eyes, which is very conducive to personal growth and long-term success.”

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Post Traumatic Growth!

“Grow” for it!

Let not your trauma traumatize you…
Convert your trauma into a prize
That you have won to rise…
One that has made you wise!

Love,

~ M*

GoofyOrangutan

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