Post Traumatic GROWTH (PTG)
is an important aspect of resilience
As a tree blows in the wind, and as the wind becomes stronger blowing the tree, the tree will bend to accommodate the wind or else it will break. When the wind stops, the tree resumes its original upright state. This elasticity is an important aspect of resilience: A stressor disrupts a person’s normal state of functioning, but when the stressor passes, the person eventually resumes his or her normal or pre-stressor level of functioning. Some people are slow to resume normal functioning but are still resilient relative to a person who never recovers (Lepore & Revenson).