Do you have to go to the past?

"By focusing on post traumatic growth you don't have to go back to the past" This was a response from Dr. Moore to a comment I made recently on a social media post. Ever since, it's been playing on my mind! Why? Well, Dr. Moore is effectively saying that in order to resolve or move on from issues in the present, it is not necessary to revisit the past. In this case, I have no choice but to agree to disagree. My training and experience have shown that there is 'cause and effect' for everything. There is a reason why something happens and then the effect it has on you [...]