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Unveiling Post-Traumatic Growth: Embracing Happiness and Healing

August 08, 20235 min read

“Bad things do happen how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” – Walter Anderson

Clare Deacon Happya HappyaCoach

In the journey of life, we often encounter moments of darkness and adversity that leave us questioning the very essence of our existence. Surviving these trials is undeniably remarkable, but what if we told you that there's more to the story than mere survival?

Welcome to a realm where positivity transcends adversity, where healing and growth flourish even in the face of trauma. This is the domain of Positive Psychology and Post-Traumatic Growth, a valuable approach that beckons us to rise above surviving and venture into thriving. Join me as we explore the transformative power of harnessing positivity to cultivate genuine happiness and embark on the holistic healing journey that "Happya" represents.

From Surviving to Thriving: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth

Imagine a path where adversity isn't the end but a portal to profound growth. Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) is the beacon that guides us along this transformative journey. It acknowledges that trauma doesn't have to be the end of our story; it can be the catalyst for personal evolution. PTG invites us to shift our perspective from mere survival to actively seeking growth, resilience, and a renewed sense of purpose. It provides a choice; a lifetime of survival stuck in a constant state of fear and helplessness OR transformation and growth where you get to determine your next chapter.

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Illuminating the Darkness: Authentic Happiness through Positive Psychology

In a world that often glorifies surface-level contentment, Positive Psychology emerges as a powerful ally on our journey towards healing and happiness. It's not about painting a false smile over our pain; it's about recognizing that authentic happiness blooms when we acknowledge our struggles, process our emotions, and then harness our strengths to flourish. Positive psychology focuses on your well-being enabling you to live as your authentic self.

Foundations of Positive Psychology: Flourishing in the Face of Adversity

Positive Psychology is built on pillars that empower us to navigate the complexities of life, even amidst trauma:

1. Positive Emotions: Acknowledging our emotions, including the painful ones, and fostering a range of positive feelings to create emotional balance.

2. Engagement: Cultivating a sense of purpose and immersion in activities that bring us joy, helping us stay present and connected.

3. Relationships: Nurturing supportive connections that uplift us, provide solace, and remind us that we're not alone.

4. Meaning: Discovering a sense of purpose and meaning that transcends adversity, giving us a reason to strive for a brighter future.

5. Accomplishments: Recognizing our achievements, both big and small, and harnessing them as evidence of our strength and growth.

The Happya Approach: Integrating Positive Psychology and Post-Traumatic Growth

At Happya, we believe in the power of holistic healing. Our journey towards happiness isn't about disregarding pain; it's about alchemizing it into growth. By embracing Positive Psychology and Post-Traumatic Growth, we invite you to embark on a transformative expedition that transcends survival, celebrates resilience, and embraces authentic happiness.

H - Harmonise Your Authenticity: Explore who you truly are, own your story, align your passions and values, and cultivate a deep belief in your power to create positive change in your life. This step focuses on self-discovery, self-acceptance, and embracing your unique identity.

For those seeking personal growth, self-discovery, and empowerment.

A - Amplify Self-Care: Prioritise self-care practices such as mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation techniques. Embrace self-awareness, boost self-worth, cultivate confidence, find calmness, and gain clarity by dedicating time and attention to your well-being.

If you are interested in improving your well-being and practicing self-care.

P - Process and Release: Engage in the healing journey by processing and releasing trauma, limiting beliefs, and cultivating forgiveness. This step involves embracing emotional healing, letting go of past pain, and fostering resilience through growth-oriented practices.

For those who have experienced trauma and are looking for, emotional healing, or are seeking personal growth. If you are looking to let go of limiting beliefs, cultivate forgiveness, and develop resilience.

P - Preserve Your Space: Build a supportive network, establish healthy boundaries, and practice self-protection. Surround yourself with individuals who uplift and support you, create personal boundaries to maintain well-being, and prioritize self-love as the foundation for healthy relationships.

If you are seeking self-protection, healthy relationships, and self-love.

Y - Yes to Your Dreams: Define your vision for a fulfilling life and set meaningful goals aligned with your aspirations. This step involves discovering your passions, clarifying your purpose, and creating a roadmap for personal growth and achievement.

For those interested in personal development, goal-setting, and finding purpose.

A - Activate Your Life: Take intentional and committed steps towards your goals. Embrace conscious decision-making, proactively choose actions that align with your vision, and cultivate a mindset of progress and achievement.

If you are looking to take proactive steps towards personal growth and achievement. It can resonate with those seeking guidance in decision-making, progress, and goal attainment. It may attract individuals looking to cultivate a mindset of action and manifestation.


As you stand at the crossroads of survival and thriving, remember that your story doesn't end with adversity. With Positive Psychology and Post-Traumatic Growth as your guiding lights, you can harness the strength within, cultivate genuine happiness, and embark on a healing journey that honours the full spectrum of your experiences. Choose to not just survive but to thrive, for within the darkness lies the potential for growth, healing, and the radiant joy that defines the Happya journey.

As you embark on your journey of embracing post-traumatic growth and charting a course towards happiness and healing, remember that you are not alone. Your story is unique, and your path to well-being is worthy of support and guidance. If you're ready to explore the transformative possibilities that lie ahead, I invite you to take the next step. Reach out to us through a discovery call or send an email with any questions you may have. Let's embark on this journey together, unlocking the potential for resilience, happiness, and a renewed sense of purpose. Your transformation begins with a simple connection – I'm here to support you every step of the way.

with gratitude

Clare Deacon Happya HappyaCoach

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Clare Deacon

Clare Deacon, is a Trauma-Informed Positive Psychology Coach and Therapist helping transform people’s lives from being stuck, overwhelmed, and discontent, hindered by past trauma into being confident, energized, and focused ready to fulfil their potential. Clare is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, public speaker, and podcast host. She holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching, is a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, EFT practitioner, and is qualified in counselling skills.

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