Are you feeling like something is holding you back from fully engaging in life? Do you find that talking about the issue doesn’t seem to help?
If you’re like most people, forgiveness can sometimes seem impossible. Maybe you feel like the person who hurt or wronged you doesn’t deserve your forgiveness. Forgiveness can be tough. Let’s review what it is, and what it is not.
While authentic physical ailments do exist, your mental state affects your physical state more than you might realize. It may seem like an abstract idea to connect your physical discomfort to your past trauma. Still, tracing it back may be more straightforward than you think.
Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D. and Lawrence Calhoun, Ph.D. first coined the term, post-traumatic growth, in 1995. The term evolved over time to emphasize ideas of growth, expansion, and the development of greater resilience as a potential consequence of struggling with trauma.
Anger is an unpleasant emotion. Some people feel like they’re constantly angry because of the trauma they’ve experienced. But, despite how scary anger can feel, it’s actually an important part of trauma recovery.