Post Traumatic Growth Following Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse
by Geral T. Blanchard
Examines trauma from a new and encouraging perspective—suggesting that post-traumatic growth (PTG) and even thriving are possible after experiencing painful events. While Transcending Trauma is written primarily for health care professionals, all who are providing support to a survivor of any age will find the empirical evidence, practical guidance, anecdotes, and case studies valuable as they gently guide the trauma victim toward the resilient response necessary for post-traumatic growth. (2013)
Also available as a Kindle e-book. Check www.amazon.com.
Earns FIVE STAR Reviews on Amazon:
“As a recent trauma survivor and a teacher, I have found this book insightful and tangible for both myself and my students. Its message of Post Traumatic Growth brought hope to tough days and reminded me of the importance to recognize what has happened to me and sit with the pain, as of the equal importance to ask the follow up question: ‘What can I do about it?'”
“I really appreciate how the author does not see negative emotions as something to avoid but instead as something that provides us valuable information for positive change. I am very interested in reading his other books!”
“In a society that too readily considers trauma the endpoint of emotional and spiritual well being, Gerry offers hope of not only overcoming trauma but utilizing it as a springboard to incredible personal growth”