Lessons from 2020: How to foster post-traumatic growth
What a year it has been! When viewed through the lens of the Six Dimensions of Wellness, a widely used and accepted wellness model, it is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted each dimension, occupational, physical, social, intellectual, spiritual and emotional. While the severity of impact is different for each person, we are all sharing in the loss and struggle.
There is, however, increasing interest and evidence that indicates that adversity and or trauma does not necessarily lead to a damaged or dysfunctional life. Post-traumatic growth refers to how adversity can be a springboard to higher levels of psychological well-being. The numbers vary widely, but research suggests that more than 50% of people who experience trauma also report post-traumatic growth.
Author: Lee Jordan