Sanjay Dutt’s daughter Trishala says she has ‘learned to make friends’ with her trauma and pain

Published on Feb 02, 2021 12:41 PM IST

Trishala Dutt talked about experiencing post-traumatic growth and said that she values her painful experiences the most in her life.

Trishala Dutt had a tough time coping with the death of her boyfriend in 2019.
Trishala Dutt had a tough time coping with the death of her boyfriend in 2019.

Sanjay Dutt’s daughter, Trishala Dutt, said that she has gained perspective from her traumatic experiences which helped her to evolve into a better person. She was responding to a fan during an Ask Me Anything session on Instagram.

Trishala, a New York-based psychotherapist, revealed that she values her traumatic experiences the most in her life. “Everyone hopes they'll avoid the worst life has to offer such as accidents, illness, loss or violence. Unfortunately, few of us will get through life unscathed. But it's not all bad news. Trauma can also be a powerful force for positive chance,” she wrote on Instagram stories, adding, “Post-traumatic growth can be transformative. Post-traumatic growth can be powerful.”

Struggling with major losses in her life helped Trishala go beyond healing to become an improved version of herself. “For me personally, trauma sent me on a path I would have never found otherwise. Growth begins with healing from trauma and with that, people have the capacity to do far more than just heal. Given the right environment & mindset, again, for me personally, I can change using the trauma, the suffering & struggle that ensues as an opportunity to reflect, & search for meaning in my life to ultimately become a better version of myself,” she wrote.

Trishala Dutt's Instagram story.
Trishala Dutt's Instagram story.

Trishala said that she has learned to make peace with pain. “Instead of running away from it, I've learned to make friends with my trauma, loss, and pain. The goal is not to eliminate it because the pain will always be there. The goal is to manage it. And I'm okay with that,” she wrote.

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In 2019, Trishala lost her boyfriend. In a heartfelt Instagram post on his death anniversary, she wrote that even losing her mother at a young age could not prepare her to deal with his demise. She talked about how therapy, support groups and friends helped her become emotionally stronger.

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