Tags » Post-traumatic Growth

Telling New Stories

Speaking the Unspeakable

Thought-provoking article from New York Times columnist David Brooks  last week, entitled, “Tales of the Super Survivors.”

I liked this piece, although I struggle with any implication thereby that I  205 more words


Response: The Process of Post-Traumatic Growth in Fostering Agency and Activism (Laura Blackie)

The Process of Post-Traumatic Growth in Fostering Agency and Activism among Survivors of the Genocide in Rwanda

Response to talk by Dr Laura Blackie delivered at NTU, 4 November 2015… 617 more words


Coping with Traumatic Anniversaries

This weekend marks seven years since I was involved in a particularly traumatic incident. I won’t say what happened, the cause of the trauma is irrelevant to this post, but it was something that went on to change me irrevocably. 1,058 more words

Mental Health

The Grey Zone

So IS hit us in the grey zone, those areas where we live, work and play. The places we go about our everyday business, where we usually feel safe. 828 more words


Thriving after TBI: injured Corporal gives back to fellow soldiers


It’s possible the expression, keep soldiering on was created for people just like Corporal David Macdonald. In recent years, Macdonald has climbed the Himalayas, run two half-marathons… 1,111 more words

Brain Injury

From Little Things, BIg Things Grow

Today I had the most fortunate privilege of helping launch an amazing research project from the University of Melbourne. Born over a cup of coffee between Lou Harms(a researcher), and Rhonda Abotomey (a Black Saturday survivor, who lost family in the fires), where Lou put into terms what Rhonda had been feeling “There’s a term for it, Post Traumatic Growth”. 870 more words


Take back control of your life. 

 Illness is much more than a matter of bodily symptoms, it is a state of mind. When we are ill, we feel helpless.  We cannot look after ourselves and so we have to depend on others to look after us and help us recover.   886 more words

Irritable Bowel Syndrome