Boris Cyrulnik est neuropsychiatre. Il est aussi directeur d’enseignement à l’université de Toulon. Il est l’auteur de nombreux ouvrages qui ont tous été d’immenses succès, notamment Un merveilleux malheur, Les Vilains Petits Canards, Parler d’amour au bord du gouffre.
Alongside Genet, Tolstoy, Gary, and many others, a perceptive and sensitive exploration of resilience through a few great works in our literary canon: how writing can sometimes save a life, how words enable one to escape, to flee reality, or to create oneself, to create a world, one’s own, or to fill a void, or to tell one’s story. . .
Combining developmental psychology, attachment-based therapy, psycho-sociology, and the neurosciences, a psychotherapy of the sacred that takes into account all forms of belief, without distinction and without judgment, to analyse their foundations, their practices, their inner workings, and also their benefits. An original enlightening study of the major role played by attachment (secure or insecure) in religious feeling.
A lively and illuminating perspective on the history of a discipline that is still young. Unusual reflections on the future of treatment for psychiatric illness, based on past mistakes. Suggestions for helping the near future to become the Golden Age of psychiatry.
How to create resilience, at every level, step by step. A book that places the concept of resilience on a continuum going from cellular to societal level.
Resilience, the human capacity to recover from trauma and to overcome hardship, can come into play at any age. Following his earlier books about childhood and adulthood, Boris Cyrulnik describes and analyses here a number of cases of resilience that he has encountered either through his own practice or through the national and international networks on resilience that he has established. Resilience in adults relies on the same conditions as it does in children: the victims must have the capacity to articulate suffering and they must be able to weave or knit their rebirth around someone else. But because adults and children are different, these conditions will not be realised in the same manner. The author highlights some of the difficulties adults may encounter in knitting resilience and shows how to overcome them. Written with the heartfelt intelligence and warmth for which the author is known, this book imparts a strong message of hope. Boris Cyrulnik, a neurologist, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, is one of the founders of human ethology. He is the author of numerous books published by Editions Odile Jacob, including Les Nourritures affectives, L'Ensorcellement du monde, Un merveilleux malheur, Les vilains petits canards and Le Murmure des fantômes.
In this book, Boris Cyrulnik analyses empathy, our capacity to put ourselves in the place of the other, hypnosis, the power of fascination that we have on others or that others have over us ; the mouth - the point of interpenetration of the exterior or the interior, where all the creating sounds of a symbolic world are articulated : the sign of the emergence of a truly human world, and split in the immediate by our physical sensations and perceptions, and the beyond made of our beliefs and representations. Boris Cyrulnik heads a group of clinical ethnology research at the hospital of Toulon-La Seyne in France.