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Hey! Couple questions for you:

—I did prolonged exposure therapy after surviving an attempted homicide. It worked (really) well for me. How do you interact with exposure modalities? Are there any factors that make you more or less likely to embrace them?

—What is your view on the literature around post-traumatic growth? One thing I struggle with is people assuming that my shooting “ruined my life.” I often describe it as the “most profound” day of my life, because calling it the worst day—while 100% true—undersells all the good things I have created or gained from it. I found that my therapist did a good job of allowing space for me to both grieve and grow from the situation, but I don’t always see that space being given to other trauma survivors. Welcome your thoughts.