Origins of PTG

Posttraumatic Growth

September 1, 2015
Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Posttraumatic growth is a process and an outcome found in the struggle with highly stressful events. In this process, survivors of trauma recognize important positive personal transformations, yielding five types of changes: a greater appreciation of life, a sense of personal strength, better relationships with others, new possibilities in life, and/or spiritual change. Expert companions can help to facilitate this process.

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