Solution Focused Therapy For Trauma
Trauma or adversity can imprison thinking or liberate you! Misfortune can turn your world upside down in a heartbeat or cruelly prolonged.
I provide the following examples to illustrate the tremendous resources of human beings overcoming setbacks in life.
Here's a paraphrase from my mentor Solution-Focused Therapy tutor, Dr Anne B Lutz
"All of us have experienced having to Cope with something in life, change the first letter to H, and we have got Hope".
We'll help you have a Default Mechanism that kicks back to Happiness each time you experience adversity!
It will take some practice as research has reinforced that you will need five positives as an override to smother a negative influence! Worth to get a sustainable joy of living!
In my fundraising for the Sporting Wheelies, I was alerted to a member from a newspaper extract that caught my eye on a notice board.
A Paralympian for Australia, an Ethiopian, was eight when his father was imprisoned and killed in Africa.
Later in his early twenties, he became a political activist, consequently, a marked man by the communist regime. He attracted a police raid on his village. He got wind of them trying to escape in a car and rolled it on top of him, resulting in a broken back!
They couldn't seek medical attention for fear of capture. Hiding with relatives until supporters helped him escape to Italy, where they operated on his spinal cord; after the operation, he could at least sit in a wheelchair. He migrated to Australia, and the rest is history!
The following is another excellent example of internet technology, even in 2009!
Known as 'The Blind Guy', he endured many trials and ups and downs.
Wartime injuries. With the body pinned together artificial right shoulder. 100% blind, 78% deaf.
Uses adaptive software to surf the net and run a business. His adaptive software also runs his cell phone and a walking GPS. I remember texting him on Skype, and surprisingly, the written text automatically converted to audio.
Mark Pollock and Simone George's TED Talk video illustrates a Double Jeopardy Adversity
Viktor Frankl's 'Tragic Optimism' is a gold standard to Mark and Simone's TED Talk! 🌟
In fact, why not use Frankl's as a 👑 gold standard for any trauma or crisis likely to be imagined or experienced?
Trauma is a Double-Edged Sword! In seconds struck with a disabling accident, your whole world can fall apart physically and mentally. Those are the negative consequences if you don't practice a lot of resilience and authentic grit with a solid backup of role models and mentors that have overcome tremendous hurdles.
Sporting Wheelies have achieved remarkable results using sports and rehabilitation programs to engage physically and others the social connection in the gym.
Solution Focused Therapy For Trauma
The magic of this integration of the triple goals electrifies positive outcomes.
My studies of Positive Psychology soon realised that combining the goals of Solution Therapy achieved a positive spiral, and each plan amplified the hope of attaining a positive outcome despite traumatic conditions.
The breakthrough that was staring me in the face was to integrate Positive Ageing (this is my position right now in my eighties)
The vital fact is that those in middle-adulthood share unique experiences, and they have a mountain of ups and downs in their lives and some extraordinary skills of coping and resilience to combat trauma.
I can help empower you with mental toughness, employing positive psychology with human values and strengths, resilience, grit, and unswerving determination to reach your goals.
You all have an abundance of powerful resources internally and externally.
The Application of Solution-Focused Therapy will highlight these magnificent VIP resources during the interview process.
Happiness and the joy of living are necessarily the 'pulse of well-researched Positive Psychology, of which I'm passionate about wanting to share these considerable benefits with you!
Positive Ageing, Positive Psychology and Positive Solutions (aka Solution Focused Therapy) inspire hope for you triply!
Adversity, or traumas happen to us in varying degrees of devastation.
A Nazi Concentration Camp imprisoned Viktor Frankl but they didn't control his feelings!
His book states, you cannot always control what happens to you in life but you can always control what you feel and do about what happens to you!
Viktor Frankl's experience in a concentration camp tipped the scales of severe and overwhelming shock, grief and facing the prospect of death at any moment!
He never gave up and showed the world how he applied Tragic Optimism!
His book: Man's Search for Meaning is a must read for everyone!
In the Diary of Anne Frank, she doesn't escape death in a concentration camp. Spiritually her diary lives on as a legacy for all of us to uphold!
Here's the YouTube movie (below)