Category: Trauma

Post Traumatic Growth PTG

What is Post-Traumatic Growth?

What is Post-Traumatic Growth?

I’ve recently done a PD with Dr Fiona Pienaar based on the work of Richard Tedeschi & Lawrence Calhoun (1995) and want to share some key insights and questions for you to reflect on.  Trauma includes (but is not limited to) our experience of the pandemic and natural disasters as well as relational trauma (such as abuse), discrimination and also life transition trauma (redundancy, divorce, bankruptcy etc); illness and of course grief and loss.


What is Post-Traumatic Growth?

Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) is about ‘Bouncing Forward, as opposed to bouncing back to who you were prior to a traumatic event.  People not only survive trauma but can be transformed by it, summarised beautifully in this phrase “I am more vulnerable than I thought but much stronger than I ever imagined”.

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What Kind Of Relationship Am I In - Healthy Relationships

What Kind Of Relationship Am I In – Is It Healthy?

If you think about your relationship as a medical metaphor, which one best fits? Sometimes when my clients are stuck and …

Will My Relationship Survive

Will My Relationship Survive?

If you are asking yourself, “Will my relationship survive?”, it is well worth reading these relationship questions. …

Things to Consider BEFORE Leaving a Relationship

Things to Consider BEFORE Leaving a Relationship

For anyone thinking about leaving a relationship, whether that be an intimate partner relationship, friendship, family or …