Presentation: Mental Fitness for Post Traumatic Growth
Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) is not only about survival, it is not simply about return to baseline, PTG is about surpassing what was present before the struggle with the crisis occurred, it is going beyond what previously we knew as status quo. This session aims to uncover the why and how of growth. According to Calhoun and Tedeschi “Post traumatic growth is the experience of positive change that occurs as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life crises.” While reality forced us to learn about post-traumatic stress over the years, and resilience is becoming a concept that we often hear about, very little is talked about post-traumatic growth (PTG). The purpose of this session is to raise awareness about PTG and the mechanisms behind it so we can generate more of it within ourselves.