The Whispering of Ghosts: Trauma and Resilience
An eminent psychiatrist shows how we find the strength to rise above childhood trauma. One out of every two people will experience trauma, says psychiatrist Boris Cyrulnik, and one in ten will remain a prisoner of that suffering. Why are some children permanently damaged by difficult childhoods, while others grow up into secure, creative, loving adults? This book, based on Dr. Cyrulnik's broad experience with victims of childhood distress, offers a message of hope for everyone concerned about the impact of deprivation and such traumatic events as separation, emotional or sexual abuse, and violence in the environment. The ghosts of the past keep on whispering to the child within the adult. Through dozens of moving, vivid examples, Dr. Cyrulnik describes the ingredients of resilience, the ability to heal the wounded self and move on, to make sense of what happened back then and form new emotional and social ties. Affection is such a vital need, he writes, that those who were deprived of it will attach themselves intensely to anything that rekindles a spark of life, whatever the cost. From the earliest parent-child bonding to the sexual turbulence of the teenage years, this book shows what makes for success or failure in the struggle to gain freedom from early pain.
10 pages matching invented in this book
Results 1-3 of 10
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
able abused children adapt adolescence adultist adults affection Antoine beauty became become behavioral blow bond boys bring child soldiers childhood context culture daydreaming death defense delinquency dream early embers of resilience emotional emotional isolation enables environment Erich von Stroheim escape event family novel father feel fiction friends Georges Perec ghosts girl give happened happy human imprinted incest inner world invented Jean-Claude Romand Jorge Semprun kind later learned live majuscule Marilyn Monroe maternal bond meaning memory mother mythomania Niki de Saint-Phalle pain parents Paris past percent process of resilience protect psychological reality relationships resilience factor round dance secure attachment self-esteem sense sensory serene attachment sexual shadow social society someone speak story street children suffering support for resilience teacher teenager tell tion transformation trauma understand violence vulnerable wounded child young person