Post-Traumatic Growth: Benefits of PTSD Recovery

Post-Traumatic Growth: Benefits of PTSD Recovery

With many health issues, it’s not until you slowly recover that you realize the extent to which the condition infiltrated your life. This can certainly be said of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as recovery allows you to break free from the trauma and regain control over your life.

With you every step of the way is the team here at Institute of Advanced Psychiatry. Under the direction of Dr. Diana Ghelber, we’ve helped scores of patients find freedom, happiness, and more after PTSD, and we can do the same for you.

To give you an idea about what to expect, here are a few benefits of post-traumatic growth through our treatment programs.

Breaking free

The hallmark of PTSD is unprocessed trauma, which can invade your life in many ways. From avoiding certain places or people to recurring nightmares, PTSD can plague you day and night. When you begin your recovery journey, you’ll be able to break free from the grips of your trauma and live without fear or anxiety.

Building trust

Another issue that often affects people with PTSD is a lack of trust. Through our treatment programs, you can learn to trust people again, allowing you to build strong relationships that will serve you well far into the future.

Reducing stress

When you have PTSD, your body is stuck in a metabolic flight-or-fight response that can have physical, emotional, and mental implications. From reduced immunity to heightened vulnerability to depression, this constant state of stress can wreak havoc on your health and wellness.

In post-traumatic growth, we provide you with techniques that allow you to return to a more normal resting state, without stress hormones taking control of your body.

More even-keeled

Because many people with PTSD are in a constant state of irritability, the slightest transgression can set off a disproportionate reaction. Through therapy, this edginess slips away and gives way to more patience and tolerance, which is extremely helpful for navigating healthier relationships.

Finding happiness

When you’re in the grips of PTSD, there may be little reason to smile. In recovery, you learn how to find joy in life again and you give yourself permission to be happy.

No more harmful negativity

All too often, people with PTSD who’ve been victimized end up with negative thoughts and feelings about themselves. Through our PTSD treatment, we teach you to be kind to yourself and to understand that a victim is never at fault. 

The effects of shifting the negativity away from yourself is incredibly empowering, and you can become a happy, confident person who values themselves greatly.

We could go on about the benefits of post-traumatic growth, but the above certainly gives you an idea about the many benefits of breaking free from your trauma.

To see for yourself how great life can be after working through your PTSD, contact one of our locations in Fort Worth or Granbury, Texas, to get started on your treatment.

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