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Post Traumatic Growth
Hako
mi
mindful body-based 
PsychotherapY

Yes, there is life after a ptsd diagnosis!

Here is a simple formula:
If   Trauma = threat + helplessness
Then   Healing = safety + empowerment

PTG

Post Traumatic Growth is the growth towards empowerment

A positive psychological change can happen in (at least) one of the following domains: 

(3) personal strength

(1) closer relationships

(5) greater appreciation for life 

(2) new possibilities
(4) spiritual development

Personal Strength

Shaun Tomson is considered one of the top 10 surfing champions of all time. He wrote the best-selling book “Surfer’s Code – 12 Simple Lessons For Riding Through Life” but never imagined he would need every one of those lessons after his 15-year old son died in tragic circumstances. We recently talked about the nature of personal strength in the face of trauma and loss. I proposed that it is not muscle-flexing, heroic poses or stone-faced stoicism, rather the “little tiny spark inside of you that refuses to be extinguished.” Shaun agreed, adding, “I always talk about the light that cannot be extinguished. For me that light is kept alive with hope and prayer.”

Closer Relationships

The nature of certain trauma – such as a community tragedy or personal illness – can sometimes bring out the best in those around us. The survivor is surrounded by support and encouragement. It’s easy to see how in this situation post-traumatic growth manifests in a sense of strengthened social ties and the knowledge that people can be relied upon to support us in times of need. Our fellow community or family members can help us make sense of the event and find meaning in what happened through a jointly crafted trauma narrative. Survivors derive a sense of belonging and unity.

 

For those of us who experienced childhood trauma at the hands of caregivers or other trusted adults, or for those whose trauma is clothed in secrecy because of the shame attached to, for example, sexual abuse or assault, it is much harder to trust people and find the community support we need. However, if we are fortunate enough to encounter the compassion and lack of judgment that is at the heart of what it means to be ‘trauma-informed,’ we too can grow into the closeness and connection that human beings need to thrive.

Personal Strength

Shaun Tomson is considered one of the top 10 surfing champions of all time. He wrote the best-selling book “Surfer’s Code – 12 Simple Lessons For Riding Through Life” but never imagined he would need every one of those lessons after his 15-year old son died in tragic circumstances. We recently talked about the nature of personal strength in the face of trauma and loss. I proposed that it is not muscle-flexing, heroic poses or stone-faced stoicism, rather the “little tiny spark inside of you that refuses to be extinguished.” Shaun agreed, adding, “I always talk about the light that cannot be extinguished. For me that light is kept alive with hope and prayer.”

Personal Strength

Shaun Tomson is considered one of the top 10 surfing champions of all time. He wrote the best-selling book “Surfer’s Code – 12 Simple Lessons For Riding Through Life” but never imagined he would need every one of those lessons after his 15-year old son died in tragic circumstances. We recently talked about the nature of personal strength in the face of trauma and loss. I proposed that it is not muscle-flexing, heroic poses or stone-faced stoicism, rather the “little tiny spark inside of you that refuses to be extinguished.” Shaun agreed, adding, “I always talk about the light that cannot be extinguished. For me that light is kept alive with hope and prayer.”

Personal Strength

Shaun Tomson is considered one of the top 10 surfing champions of all time. He wrote the best-selling book “Surfer’s Code – 12 Simple Lessons For Riding Through Life” but never imagined he would need every one of those lessons after his 15-year old son died in tragic circumstances. We recently talked about the nature of personal strength in the face of trauma and loss. I proposed that it is not muscle-flexing, heroic poses or stone-faced stoicism, rather the “little tiny spark inside of you that refuses to be extinguished.” Shaun agreed, adding, “I always talk about the light that cannot be extinguished. For me that light is kept alive with hope and prayer.”

If you wish to be supported in your spiritual awakening, I am very happy to put you in touch with souls I trust and who support me in this process also.

I can offer Hakomi sessions which help to cultivate our innate sense of curiosity and compassion for Self - the foundational qualities of that more vast and spacious awareness of True Self.

Foggy Lake

Every human is born into a separate sense of Self. Our life journey is to find that connection, that spark with Source, and cultivate THAT.

What my Clients say

Thank you Ahly for holding space for me, I needed that reminder that I can find peace, even during these troubling times.

Ambika

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