samedi 16 juillet 2011

Trauma and Spirituality

Traumas have been report to be with tremendous negative effects. Among the most reported negative outcome is the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Other scholars have hypothesized PTSD to be associated with further comorbid disorders, e.g depression, somatic disorders and others. However, traumas and outcomes differ when comparing natural disasters and human disasters because the former affect various domains of the victims; including spirituality. Trauma exposure affects the way the victims relate to the Ego and God. The good news is also that spirituality can serve as coping and thus contribute recovering from the overwhelming effect of being exposed to the Trauma. ( )

It would be interesting to identify, describe and understand how spirituality is helpful in recovering from the traumas effects. Does spirituality serve as emotional expression or social connectedness ? Does it serve as way of giving meaning to what happened ? Does spirituality participate in re-creating a feeling of bright future ?

What is your perception and/or experience? We appreciate your comment and thus enrich this topic.

Signed Vincent

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