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The Whispering of Ghosts: Trauma and Resilience (original 2003; edition 2005)

by Boris Cyrulnik

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Title:The Whispering of Ghosts: Trauma and Resilience
Authors:Boris Cyrulnik
Info:Other Press (2005), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 256 pages
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The Whispering of Ghosts: Trauma and Resilience by Boris Cyrulnik (2003)

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159051114X, Hardcover)

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.

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"Through dozens of vivid examples, Dr. Cyrulnik describes the ingredients of resilience: the ability to heal the wounded self and move on, to make sense of traumatic experiences, 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."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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