With Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and Author, David Roland

What is Move Forward from Trauma?

When our world is turned upside down by a trauma or life crisis we are often blindsided and wonder how on earth we will ever get through it. Whether it is the death of a child, diagnosis of a life-threatening illness, natural disaster, chronic illness, financial devastation, job loss, a tragic accident, sudden disability, divorce, personal assault or other life traumas, we do have the capacity to survive the distress and suffering thrust upon us. Paradoxically, such events offer us an opportunity to grow as a person, to become wiser and to even become someone we like better than the person we were before.

If trauma has made you question your life path, this class offers you a roadmap and the tools to begin writing a new life story. We’ll examine what acceptance means, how to challenge core beliefs that no longer serve us and ways in which we can grow through our adversity and distress to become a better person. Whether you’re in the aftermath of trauma or you are walking alongside someone who is, this course will open your eyes to new possibilities and new ways of being.

In this class you will:

  • Discover the six dimensions of post-traumatic growth
  • Receive a roadmap for moving through distress towards a new life story
  • Re-work your core beliefs so that they better serve you
  • Gain practical tips from Dr. David Roland’s lived experience of recovering from a stroke and financial adversity
  • Discuss your route to progress in a supportive environment



Dr David Roland is a writer, insightful thinker and a warm and engaging presenter. He draws on his experience as a psychologist with a PhD in clinical  psychology and his lived experience of recovery from stroke and trauma. He is the author of The Power of Suffering: Growing through life crises, How I Rescued My Brain: a psychologist’s remarkable recovery from stroke and trauma and The Confident Performer.



Before you go

  • It will not be necessary for you to share the details of your experience (or the experience of someone you are supporting) during the class if you are not comfortable doing so. Feel free to refer to any event as ‘my experience of trauma’ if you would prefer to keep its details private.
  • This class will be hosted on Zoom and include breakout rooms where you will be interacting with other participants.
  • Your individual link will be emailed to you after you register.
  • Missed a bit? Don’t worry – an unedited recording of the class will be made available for 48 hours so you can rewatch in your own time.
  • Due to limited seating in each class, all ticket purchases are final.

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