Author Biography Boris Cyrulnik

Resilience and hope in overcoming adversities.

Boris Cyrulnik, a leading French psychiatrist and neurologist, was born on July 26, 1937 in Bordeaux, France. His childhood was marked by the trauma of World War II, which led him to experience exile and the loss of loved ones. However, his personal story became the foundation of his professional work and his quest to understand and promote human resilience.

Overcoming Trauma

After suffering the tragedy of war, Boris Cyrulnik found in literature and the study of the human brain a way to understand the deep emotional wounds that trauma can cause. His pioneering work in neurology and psychiatry led him to develop a theory on resilience, the human being's ability to face adversity and rebuild emotionally.

The theory of resilience

Boris Cyrulnik's theory of resilience argues that, despite painful and traumatic experiences, human beings have the ability to recover and grow from suffering. His multidisciplinary approach, spanning psychology, neurology, and anthropology, has been instrumental in understanding how people can find hope and strength in difficult situations.

A legacy in psychology

Boris Cyrulnik has written numerous books that address resilience and self-improvement, including "The Ugly Ducklings" (1999) and "Resilience: Resist and Remake" (2009). His work has been internationally recognized and has inspired psychologists, health professionals and people in general to find light in the midst of darkness.

Hope as an engine of change

Hope is a central concept in the work of Boris Cyrulnik. His message has transcended borders, encouraging individuals and communities to believe in the possibility of transformation and personal growth. His legacy as a benchmark in resilience continues to be a source of inspiration for those who face difficulties and seek a path to overcoming.

Associated terms:

Boris Cyrulnik, French Psychiatrist, Resilience, Self-improvement, Trauma, Neurology, Hope, Resilient Life.


  • "The ugly ducklings" (Ed. Gedisa)
  • "Resilience: resist and rebuild" (Ed. Paidós)
  • "To die of sorrow" (Ed. Gedisa)
  • "Un merveilleux malheur" (Ed. Odile Jacob)
  • "The wonder of pain" (Ed. Gedisa)