A Note from Dr. Rick Tedeschi

Gloria?Here are the five domains of growth as we describe them on our website?www.ptgi.uncc.edu

What forms does posttraumatic growth take? Posttraumatic growth tends to occur in five general areas. Sometimes people who must face major life crises develop a sense that new opportunities have emerged from the struggle, opening up possibilities that were not present before. A second area is a change in relationships with others. Some people experience closer relationships with some specific people, and they can also experience an increased sense of connection to others who suffer.. A third area of possible change is an increased sense of one?s own strength ? ?if I lived through that, I can face anything?. A fourth aspect of posttraumatic growth experienced by some people is a greater appreciation for life in general. The fifth area involves the spiritual or religious domain. Some individuals experience a deepening of their spiritual lives, however, this deepening can also involve a significant change in one?s belief system.

Dr. Tedeschi was a guest on Healing the Grieving Heart Radio Show November 16th, 2006.

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