The term “Post Traumatic Growth” was coined by psychologists at the University of North Carolina, because they could see the transformational value and growth potential of trauma and suffering. In many ancient traditions such as Jewish, Greek, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic…. there is a profound emphasis on the transformative power of pain and suffering.
In fact, you may have heard about “Catharsis”. The word comes from Greek katharsis, meaning cleansing, purification and it refers to the purification of human
emotions like fear through artistic expression. It is a metaphor originally used by Aristotle in the Poetics, comparing the effects of tragedy on the mind of a spectator to the effect of catharsis on the body.
It is also called Kensho versus Satori: The Difference Between Growing Through Pain and Growing Through Insight. We manifest both elements throughout life. And they’re designed to help us grow, heal, connect, awaken and remember who we are.
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