How Trauma Transforms: Survivors Are Changed By Trauma In Both Positive And Negative Ways

This Thursday's ‘Your Life After Trauma’ has 2 experts sharing tips on ‘How You Can Transform Yourself After Trauma’. The show airs Thursdays from 7-8pm EST on Seaview Radio in Florida & by clicking on the LISTEN LIVE button on the info page!
By: Michele Rosenthal -
Oct. 25, 2011 - PRLog -- Trauma changes how survivors think, feel and behave. The ways that trauma transforms have both positive and negative impacts on a survivor's life, and that of the family, too. Understanding how and why this happens - and what you can do about it - helps lessen post-trauma chaos and can lead to the path of healing. This week on 'Your Life After Trauma' we will feature author GG Vandagriff and Clinical Psychologist Victoria Beckner, Ph.D. who will be giving us tips on ‘How You Can Transform Yourself After Trauma’. The show airs Thursday, October 27th at 7pm EST, on Seaview Radio (95.9AM/106.9FM/960AM) and streams online at Call in with your questions: 877.960.9960.

According to Michele Rosenthal, host of ‘Your Life After Trauma’,  "After my trauma I felt like I'd become a different person, and I didn't know what to do about it! I didn't know how to resolve the conflict of who I'd been before with who I felt I'd become after. If I had understood the transformation it would have helped me move through the post-trauma transition much more easily."

‘Your Life After Trauma’ brings weekly support and information to trauma survivors, plus their caregivers and healing professionals on Thursday nights from 7-8pm EST, on Seaview Radio (95.9AM/106.9FM/960AM) in southeast Florida (and streaming live online) ( Your Life After Trauma provides resources, inspiration, hope and specific actions to help anyone learn to formulate a recovery plan, access healing potential and apply personal strengths to post-trauma recovery.

Featuring expert and survivor guests focused on topics related to the experience of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and post-trauma life, ‘Your Life After Trauma’ future topics include:

·         October 27th -- ‘How You Can Transform Yourself After Trauma’
·         November 3rd -- ‘How to Stop Your Thought Addiction’
·         November 11th -- ‘Veteran’s Day Tribute’
·         November 17th -- ‘How to Fend Off Stress During the Holidays’
Each show features a professional and personal perspective, plus spontaneous call-ins so that listeners can ask their questions, talk to an expert, and receive personal recommendations around specific issues.

For more information about ‘Your Life After Trauma’, visit:

This week’s guests will be:

G.G. Vandagriff “To look at me, no one would believe I was a PTSD sufferer. I am a wife of 39 years, mother of three grown children, grandmother of two boys, author of 12 published books, journalist: magazine column, weekly internet magazine blog, my own blog and website, graduate of Stanford University, MA: George Washington U.

Over the years, I had perfected my mask. My traumas were so extensive that two therapists told me that I would never live long enough to do the “therapy work” required to heal.  But NOW I AM FREE!!
My mission is: To lead sufferers to the place where they can find help, as well as to help them find coping strategies  I do this through my books (principally The Last Waltz, Pieces of Paris, and The Only Way to Paradise), my blog: Embracing Abundance. I was healed by the intervention of my Savior, Jesus Christ.”

Victoria Lemle Beckner, Ph.D., received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her internship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and a grant-funded postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Psychiatry. Her research and clinical work over the last 14 years have focused on the nature and treatment of stress, anxiety, trauma and depression. Her clinical approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) within a humanistic-interpersonal framework, and she has experience working with a wide range of individual and couples' problems. Dr. Beckner is currently a clinical faculty member at UCSF, where she teaches and conducts research on anxiety and depression treatments, and the role of stress hormones on mental and physical health. She has also published research articles and conducted workshops on these topics, and is the lead author of a book for trauma survivors:Conquering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a wholly treatable condition that results from a life-threatening experience in which the trauma survivor felt helpless. PTSD symptoms include insomnia, nightmares, flashbacks, emotional numbing, hyperarousal and hypervigilance.
For more information:   Contact:, 561.531.1405.

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