We drive social and policy change by focusing on PTG-based solutions, shifting the societal narrative away from trauma and towards growth, and educating policymakers, community and thought leaders, and key influencers about PTG. We partner with leading organizations
engaged in trauma-based work across the globe,
and integrate PTG into their efforts.
In a May 2017 editorial entitled “Changing Mindsets to Enhance Treatment Effectiveness,” JAMA noted that “…growth mindsets are also proving critical in health care. While more research is needed, what is clear is that instilling a growth mindset in patients about their belief in the capacity to change is an important precursor to health and healing."
It is clear that shifting mindsets — of those who are struggling as well as those helping them — can pay remarkable dividends in terms of increasing the efficacy of current modalities, and enabling individuals to transform deep struggle into profound strength and lifelong posttraumatic growth. To that end, BCI is working on a number of fronts to shift societal narratives about trauma, and to foster a discussion about the fact that growth can, and often does, occur in the aftermath of trauma.
A major foray into the world of driving social change is the May 2018 release of Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma, written by Boulder Crest Chairman and Founder, Ken Falke, and Josh Goldberg, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Boulder Crest Institute.
Struggle Well details Ken and Josh's journey to developing the first-ever program designed to cultivate and facilitate Posttraumatic Growth, and their own personal experiences with times of struggle.
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For more information about Struggle Well, visit strugglewell.com.