Post-Traumatic Growth and Spiritual Intelligence in Treating PTSD

Post-Traumatic Growth and Spiritual Intelligence in Treating PTSD


This course explores incorporating the Five Pillars of Post-Traumatic Growth in the treatment of PTSD and trauma. It draws from the evidence-based study of Post-Traumatic Growth by Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D., and Lawrence Calhoun, Ed.D. The Five Pillars are:

  • Appreciation for Life
  • Relationships With Others
  • New Possibilities in Life
  • Personal Strength
  • Spiritual Change

The study of Post-Traumatic Growth began in the mid 1990s at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, growing out of the field of Positive Psychology. Spiritual Intelligence (SQ21), created by Cindy Wigglesworth, provides a framework that supports these Five Pillars and is woven into the template, allowing for a broad discussion enfolding spirituality within the Post-Traumatic Growth foundation. Spiritual Intelligence is a set of 21 defined skills that are teachable. Spiritual Intelligence is defined as “The ability to behave with wisdom and compassion while maintaining inner and outer peace, regardless of circumstances.” Post-Traumatic Growth combined with your life in ministry has broad application. It is a much-needed skill that transforms your mindset and worldview from breakdown to breakthrough during these times of great change.



Rev. Leah Hudson provides spiritual counseling services as owner of Goodness Grows, LLC, and is founder and spiritual director of Living Resilience Project. she is a 2012 OSIS graduate, a 2014 ISC graduate, a Brennan Healing Science practitioner, and a trained Transformational Breath worker. Leah has 30+ years of business experience as a partner in an export firm that provided refined vegetable oil to the US Food for Peace Program and is a founder of Discovery Montessori School in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Her community work with substance and alcohol recovery, participation in labyrinth events, and her new grandson provide her with endless inspiration. (

Carol Meyer is a founder and director of marketing at Living Resilience Project and a holistic practitioner and owner of Healer One, an energy medicine practice specializing in life transitions, depression, trauma, and addiction. She incorporated breath work and sound vibration into her kinesthetic energy-balancing practice. Carol was CEO of Nurses as Needed, a medical staffing and home healthcare agency for a decade. Her passions are vibrational healing and her involvement with many local communities (healing arts, yoga, RN healthcare providers, LGBT, labyrinth, seniors, and community). She stays grounded by walking her dogs or biking on Jacksonville Beach, FL. (

Dates: Sunday, March 10, 2019 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
OneSpirit Elective Credit: 1.0
Available by: Attend in NYC Classroom or Join by Videoconference or Download Recordings (learn more about videoconference) (learn more about videoconference)
Price: General Public: $ 100.00 | One Spirit Graduates: $ 90.00

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If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to [email protected] or call 212-931-6840 x 0.