What Is Post Traumatic Growth?

This article explains how some people can grow from a trauma and see life differently.  However, don’t be confused and think this means you won’t experience suffering.  PTG doesn’t mean you get a detour from the pain.  It just means maybe you can become stronger from the journey.  Take a look and read the whole article. 

PTG can be confused with resilience, but the two are different constructs (see “The post-traumatic growth inventory” below).

“PTG is sometimes considered synonymous with resilience because becoming more resilient as a result of struggle with trauma can be an example of PTG—but PTG is different from resilience, says Kanako Taku, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Oakland University, who has both researched PTG and experienced it as a survivor of the 1995 Kobe earthquake in Japan.