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Category Archive: Posttraumatic Growth

Jun 25 2020

30 Ways a Writing Practice Can Help Trauma Recovery

So, I’m embarking on a writing practice. I’m planning to write at least 10 minutes a day, stream of consciousness, censorship and judgment-free, incorporating body awareness at times to improve groundedness. I went over Seven Benefits of a Writing Practice in my last article, but in the process of learning about writing practice, I’ve actually …

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Jun 20 2020

Book Review: Writing Ourselves Whole by Jen Cross

This is a book review of Writing Ourselves Whole: Using the Power of Your Own Creativity to Recover and Heal from Sexual Trauma by Jen Cross in which I discuss Seven Benefits of a Writing Practice, go over my personal experience reading the book and list some of my favorite quotes. I recommend the book …

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Oct 31 2015

Ghosts and Flowers – The Paradoxes of Posttraumatic Growth

It’s Halloween, a day of ghosts, ghouls and goblins – but this image is not about the ghosts of Halloween. It’s about the “ghosts” of PTSD and how they interact with the “flowers” of posttraumatic growth. It’s an image showing how complex the whole concept of posttraumatic growth is in the context of posttraumatic stress. …

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