Managing Traumatic Stress as it Occurs (Peritraumatic Growth) with Dr. Arielle Schwartz (181)

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Show Notes

With an ongoing pandemic, constant political feuds, and the day-to-day stressors of life – finding peace in times of chaos can feel overwhelming. Peritraumatic growth is about meaning-making and managing overwhelming stress as it occurs.

People often turn to therapists and other figures for answers, but who really has the solution to these ever-evolving issues? Especially for those who have experienced childhood traumas, seeking help may not feel like a natural process. Co-host Sue Marriott and Arielle Schwartz, Ph.D. take a deep dive into peritraumatic growth and posttraumatic growth to help equip us with the tools to work through our traumas, build different types of resiliency, and live a more fulfilling life. Dr. Schwartz recounts her journey to specialization with complex traumas and how neurobiology has been influential in her professional and personal growth. She utilizes an integrative, mind-body approach to therapy including relational therapy, parts-work therapy, somatic psychology, EMDR Therapy, and therapeutic yoga for trauma.

“Post-traumatic growth is our belief that we can work through hard stuff and come out with an increased sense of depth, understanding, wisdom, strength – or whatever that gem is on the other side. But it's not necessarily the hard stuff that makes us grow –  it's what we do with it – how we metabolize it, how we process it.” – Arielle Schwartz

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Peritraumatic Growth Ep 181 – About Arielle Schwartz

Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT, is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified complex trauma professional, and Kripalu yoga teacher with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. As an internationally sought-out teacher and leading voice in the healing of PTSD and complex trauma, she is the author of six books, including The Complex PTSD Workbook, Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma, and The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook. She is dedicated to offering informational mental health and wellness updates through her writing, public speaking, social media presence, and blog. Her integrative, mind-body approach to therapy includes relational therapy, parts-work therapy, somatic psychology, EMDR Therapy, and therapeutic yoga for trauma. She believes that the journey of trauma recovery is an awakening of the spiritual heart.

Time Stamps for the Peritraumatic Growth Ep 181

3:58 – Introduction of “vicarious resilience”

9:44 – Peritraumatic growth versus posttraumatic growth

13:06 – Surprising aspects of post-traumatic growth

16:53 – Difference between secure attachment and having resilience

20:22 – Crafting your personal list of resilience practices

20:50 – Various types of resilience

32:51 – The role of mindfulness in peritraumatic growth


Resources for Ep 181

Dr. Arielle Schwartz Website  Tons of excellent resources

Dr. Arielle Schwartz – Facebook Page

Youtube Channel – Great resources here check her page out

Link to Dr. Schwartz Full Book List  – Excellent references


CLICK HERE for Dr. Arielle Schwartz Episode 181 Transcripts – Lightly edited for readability

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