Transforming trauma increases coping power

Specialist clinical psychologist Özgenur Taşkın conducted a study on post-traumatic growth. Özgenur Taşkın said that sudden traumatic events such as earthquakes and natural disasters increase one’s survivability.

Personality traits can differ when affected by an earthquake.

Taşkın noted that people with self-confidence problems and perfectionist structure will have more difficulties in crisis situations such as earthquakes, Taşkın said: “We often hear the saying ‘I was traumatized’ during the earthquake. But here personality traits are very important. In natural disasters, it can be predicted that ‘perfectionist’ people will be greatly affected by it and will not be able to tolerate this situation. Since people’s need for “basic security” was deeply shaken during the earthquake, those who already have “trust problems” and “perfectionists” will have a doubly hard time in this situation. Triggering is also a possible situation for people who experience a psychiatric illness after the earthquake. warned.

Nothing will be the same after the earthquake

Specialized clinical psychologist Özgenur Taşkın, who stated that post-earthquake reactions can also vary from person to person, said: “The severe disruption in the search for safety and meaning caused by the earthquake completely destroyed people’s areas of trust and created a very different need trust from person to person. For this reason, post-trauma reactions will also vary from person to person. Pain is common, however the reactions vary from person to person. We have a lot of pain, but pain is a concept that can be transformed. We can grow with pain. When we say that nothing will be the same after the earthquake, it is actually very important to address the post-traumatic growth of the person.” said.

Can learn lessons when crises are transformed

Specialized clinical psychologist Özgenur Taşkın recalled British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s words: “Never waste a good crisis,” said clinical psychologist Özgenur Taşkın: “Crises are not an opportunity, but they can teach us lessons if we transform them. This can also transforming trauma are called. In such cases, the experienced traumatic events do not change, but the processing power of the people increases. Three concepts are very important in increasing coping power. These are meaningful production, meaningful relationships and self-transcendent goals. These three concepts push us to get back to our routines, to hold tight to our loved ones who are still alive and to set goals It will also be a very important factor for our psychological resilience that the shared pain we experience binds us together, that we return to our routines and set new goals in the name of science.” he said.

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