Resilience: How Your Inner Strength Can Set You Free from the Past by Boris Cyrulnik David Macey Online

Resilience: How Your Inner Strength Can Set You Free from the Past
Title : Resilience: How Your Inner Strength Can Set You Free from the Past
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ISBN : 9780141036151
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 311

Many of us experience pain in our childhoods, and young people face trauma all over the world. How is it possible to recover? Do those abused always go on to hurt others? This incredible bestseller has overturned the way we view trauma, by showing how the extraordinary power of resilience can heal damaged lives.Renowned psychoanalyst Boris Cyrulnik has dealt with many younMany of us experience pain in our childhoods, and young people face trauma all over the world. How is it possible to recover? Do those abused always go on to hurt others? This incredible bestseller has overturned the way we view trauma, by showing how the extraordinary power of resilience can heal damaged lives.Renowned psychoanalyst Boris Cyrulnik has dealt with many young victims of distress and he relates stories of children who have been abused, orphaned, fought in wars and escaped genocide, yet who have not only survived, but grown in the face of adversity. By the way we deal with our memories and emotions, he shows, we can reshape our lives and transform pain into something stronger - just as a grain of sand in an oyster becomes a pearl.Resilience is not just about resisting; it is about learning to live. This life-changing book points the way towards hope and happiness.


Resilience: How Your Inner Strength Can Set You Free from the Past Reviews

  • Tammy Brown

    A good start to understand resilienceAuthor talks mostly about the resilience of concentration camp survivors. Most interesting to me was the affect from a generational perspective.

  • Pamela

    I was intrigued when I saw this book sitting on the shelf at my local bookstore. The title alone was enough to catch my eye. The stories are emotional yet contextually written at the same time. The theories and studies done on children who had experienced a variety of different traumas as children, and how that affected them in the years to come was also enough to me keep reading. Also, the idealism behind the way we use "survivor" was even more of a curiosity that I cared to keep chasing. But, [...]

  • Miranda

    This book had some really interesting ideas and insights into the recovery of children who have suffered traumas in their lives, but I wasn't too keen on the structure or the use of case studies. I thought it seemed slightly unstructured and the case studies were overused and simplistic - less of them, but with more depth would have been more useful, I think. Overall though, the book was interesting and most definitely worth reading and I found some of the points it made about traumatised people [...]

  • Maria

    I really wanted to like this book, the idea is interesting, what makes us resilience? What can make one child a survivor and another suffer terible mental illness. I just could not get on with his writing style, I wanted neat chapters outlining the theory with case studies, he wrote it a poetic style with snippets of case studies strewn throughout, but with no real depth. The poetical nature meant it was hard to follow and really understand. I'm not sure I'd attempt a book by this author again i [...]

  • Leif Denti

    The subject is interesting but the book could have used some minimal structure or at least some headings. I listened to the book and was constantly confused as what the author was writing about. "What's the topic again?" I guess long sweeping narratives and endless case studies is the standard structure for psychoanalytic books, but it doesn't work for me.

  • Ruth

    Some of this was good information, but nothing new. It just confirmed what I already know. I did not like the way it was written. Also, it was not anything like what I expected after having read the description on . I was very disappointed.

  • Alex Storer

    An interesting read, but lacked detail and deeper analysis. Topics were plentiful and skimmed over; I would have preferred fewer, more detailed insights. Maybe a little long, but certainly leaves you with something to think about, touching on a few home truths along the way.

  • Anne-louise Fortin

    Très utile pour les éducateurs. J'ai lu ce livre pour m'aider à monter une formation en cirque social et il s'est avéré très intéressant.

  • Ron

    Very powerful read, language a bit academic and indecipherable at times

  • Jessica Brazeal

    Some interesting ideas, but overall really theoretical and less evidence-based.

  • Angiel Stahley

    great book!! :)