About the book What Is Post-Traumatic Growth?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects an estimated 1 in 3 people who go through a traumatic event. Awareness of the debilitating impact of trauma has grown in recent years. However, what’s not so well known is that traumatic experiences can also be the catalyst for significant personal growth and transformation and this is known as post-traumatic growth. Perhaps what doesn’t kill you really can make you stronger.
In this insightful book, positive psychologist Miriam Akhtar explores the new science of post-traumatic growth. She answers the most frequently asked questions about the subject, including:
# What is trauma and what is post-traumatic stress?
# What is meant by the concept of post-traumatic growth?
# How do you cope positively during and after trauma?
# Can you strengthen your resilience to keep going and how?
# How can you grow from adversity?
The combination of the Q&A approach, real-life case studies and a range of practical resilience-building strategies guides you gently on the journey from adversity to growth. It shows that it’s possible to emerge from trauma with greater well-being and also a deeper sense of meaning and fulfilment in life.