Living during a traumatic event: 4 skills to recover and grow

Living during a traumatic event: 4 skills to recover and grow

We are all living during a potentially traumatic event. Here are 4 skills you can use right now to help you recover and maybe even grow from this experience.

0:00 – What is a psychological trauma?
1:15 – What types of trauma might we experience because of coronavirus?
5:00 – Survival, recovery, and growth after a trauma.
6:30 – Problem solving skills
9:05 – Emotional regulation skills
13:08 – Social support
13:56 – How to cope with grief
15:40 – Resilience versus post-traumatic growth
16:10 – Making meaning
21:14 – Recovery and growth is not a linear process

Special thanks to Elizabeth S., Tyler D., Anna H., Arnt J., Collin P., Evan A., Imran M., Sam D., Ryan L., Sophie Y., Ahmed Y, Israel P., Neuro Transmissions, Eric E., Eve P., Lauren K., BrainCraft, Aaron F., Samuel H., Marisa H.,Tae T., Steve M.,, Bryan T., Nicky C., Samuel A., Anton T., Jennifer C., Shanda W., Saleem H. P., Sri S., Alex N., Denise J., Emily W., Samar, Lars B., Pipitchy, Emily, Troy C., Alexandre V., Jose, Julie, H., Rebecca E., Mariana D. M., Karl S., Cesalie S., Greg M., Christy, BobC, Sam, Lena F. H., Andrey V. M., Sya R., 12tone, Mina K., and Boone G. for making this episode possible! Learn how you can help me make The Psych Show and get exclusive behind the scenes access in return at

Learn more:
* My mental health during the coronavirus outbreak playlist:
* JED Foundation’s I want to help someone who is struggling resource:
* Ellen Forney’s Rock Steady – Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life:
* Coronavirus pandemic could inflict emotional trauma and PTSD on an unprecedented scale, scientists warn:
* What a trauma and PTSD psychologist tells us about dealing with the coronavirus pandemic:
* Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019:
* During a crisis, the people who cope best are those who help others:
* Growth after trauma – Why are some people more resilient than others—and can it be taught?
* Transformation After Trauma:
* Why You Should Start a Coronavirus Diary – It’ll help you organize your thoughts during these difficult times, and may help educate future generations:

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