Thriving after trauma?

Resilience is key to thriving after trauma and determines both whether Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms (PTSS) occur and how we fare with PTSS. To avoid being a victim and instead thrive, we can use these resilience tips.

  1. Become aware of and remember our personal strengths, letting them support us when we are stressed (see video below for some tips)
  2. Build and maintain dependable and safe relationships. Having even one relationship like this is priceless
  3. Take good care of ourselves on a regular basis, practicing effective coping strategies (see for some tips)
  4. Get professional help if needed

About Dr. Ann Goelitz

Dr. Goelitz is a writer and a scholar with a wide scope of clinical experience, ranging from working with trauma survivors after September 11th to her role as a psychiatric social worker at a top New York hospital. For the past ten plus years, she has specialized in her private practice on cognitive behavioral therapy, dream analysis, and EMDR, helping clients navigate transitions and heal from trauma and loss. A seasoned educator, she has done extensive public speaking, published numerous articles, and co-authored an award winning resource directory for caregivers. Her soon-to-be published book, From trauma to healing, has received endorsement and accolades from leaders in the field of trauma. Her latest writing projects include a book on how to cope with stress written with both laypeople and professionals in mind. She has taught at Columbia University and Hunter College.
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