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Author: Jim Rendon

ISBN: 9781476761657
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1 October 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0 x 2.3
Description:
Through cutting-edge research and thoughtful personal stories comes a "compassionate, friendly, and empathetic" (Kirkus Reviews) exploration of post-traumatic growth-the emerging idea that psychological trauma doesn't destroy a person, but can instead spark future growth, self-improvement, and success.

What if there's an upside to experiencing trauma?

Most survivors of trauma-whether they live through life-threatening illnesses or accidents, horror on the battlefield, or the loss of a loved one-can suffer for months, even years. But recently, psychologists have discovered that PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is only a piece of the whole experience. With the right circumstances and proper support, many trauma survivors also benefit after a terrible experience. They emerge stronger, more focused, and with a new perspective on their future.

In the tradition of Po Bronson and Paul Tough, journalist Jim Rendon delivers a deeply reported and unique look at the life-changing implications of post-traumatic growth. The pain and anguish caused by traumatic events can become a force for dramatic life change. It can move people to f...

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