Understanding Post-Traumatic Growth

From the trauma of the pandemic comes the opportunity for post-traumatic growth. On June 25, we invite leaders to an event exploring this idea in depth.

The last 15 months have been challenging for all of us. Stress, anxiety, uncertainty, sustained change and lack of control over circumstances can have a cumulative impact. The media reports have started to refer to the impact COVID-19 has had on people as mass trauma.

The Canadian Mental Health Association defines trauma as a term used to describe the challenging emotional consequences that living through a distressing event can have for an individual. These events may impact some more than others. While social media and news reports tend to focus on the negative impacts, resilience and strength can come from unexpected routes.

Post-traumatic growth is the belief that positive personal changes can result from experiencing trauma and adversity. These changes can lead to improved relationships, increased empathy and compassion, and a renewed sense of future possibilities.

For people leaders, promoting psychologically safe workplaces by raising awareness and promoting learning opportunities that support mental health and wellbeing will have a positive impact on our culture.

Please join us on June 25 for a Lunch and Learn to explore the concept of post-traumatic growth further. We are delighted to have Dr. Charl Els, psychiatrist, occupational physician and clinical professor in the departments of psychiatry and medicine, present this session for us.

Register through the LearnCentre using the “enroll” button on the top right. New to LearnCentre? Access LearnCentre and scroll down to view this event under available sessions.