Resources for Recovering Resilience: What Makes Some People More Resilient after Trauma?

Ever notice? Some people can experience a traumatic event and go on to be relatively unscathed while another person’s life is impacted by that trauma for years to come.

As a trauma therapist for close to 20 years, I’m look for the answers to what makes one person more susceptible to developing PTSD than another, and why some people are more resilient in coping with trauma than others.

NICABM (National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine) is sponsoring a series of webinars beginning October 15, 2014 to answer those questions. Trauma experts like Bessel Van der Kolk, Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, Pat Ogden, and Dan Siegel will share their experience and expertise in helping people, shaken by trauma, become not permanently affected.

All of these experts have been mentors/teachers of mine. Here’s a preview of the series from Bessel van der Kolk. (You do have to go through some hoops to register your e-mail address with NICABM, but the video and report are free and well worth watching/reading.)

I’ll be sending more information about the full series next week. NICABM’s programs are truly very informative and helpful. Stay tuned.