The following excerpt is from a story NPR released about overcoming traumatic events in one's life... I love it. Take a look:
...'The process is called "story editing." ...small tweaks in the interpretation of life events can reap huge benefits.
The idea is that if you believe you are something else — perhaps smarter, more socially at ease — you can allow for profound changes to occur.
You can try story-editing yourself at home with these writing exercises. Simply pick a troubling event. And write about it for 15 minutes each day for four days. That's it.'