Simone Veil, deported to Auschwitz at the age of 16, who went on to pursue a prominent political career; Philippe Croizon, who had all four limbs amputated at the age of 26 after an accident, has since become a high-level athlete (he swam across the English Channel in 2017...). Recognized for their ability to overcome extraordinary trials, these personalities are striking examples of "resilience", this notion today rather overused which designates the resumption of a new development after a trauma.
"It's not just a question of bouncing back, but also of leaving enriched by the trauma we have experienced and to draw something from it that will allow us to transform our way of life," says educational psychologist Bruno Humbeeck, a specialist in the subject (his website: www.outilsderesilience.eu. This psychological process is often evoked in connection with terrible trials (the Holocaust, an accident, an abused childhood...) but it can also help us to go through many sufferings of the...
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