3 Steps that Foster Adversarial Growth

Allow and Accept Emotions

STEP 1

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Accept

negative emotions, may it be fear, anxiety, anger, hopelessness, guilt, shame and confusion, as natural responses to the adverse life event

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Allow

emotional disclosure to trusting and loving others

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Maintain

a steady heart by practicing adaptive self-care and stress-coping activities

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Self-care

Create a Routine

Relax

Think positively

Engage

Stay in Present Moment

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Restore Steadiness

STEP 2

Reintegrate Experiences

STEP 3

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evaluate

the gains and losses in one’s life, and reflect on the changes of one’s beliefs about oneself and the world

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develop

new principles, life priorities and objectives that are consistent with the new reality and knowledge 

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redefine

life goals based on new objectives and plan actions to achieve the objectives

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