From now on, every week, My Sherpa chooses a word to put forward, because it's "in fashion", because it must be explained, and, above all, because it is echoed in our values and principles.
Today, focus on « Resiliency ».
The term resiliency was widely publicized following Boris Cyrulnik's Un Unhappy Misfortune. Resiliency is the ability of certain children to overcome the various traumas they have suffered : early mourning, abandonment, mistreatment, sexual violence, war, etc.
The word "resiliency" is physical. It designates the ability of a body to resist a shock. Applied to the social sciences, it meant : "The ability to succeed in living and developing positively, in a socially acceptable manner, in spite of stress or an adversity which normally involves the serious risk of a negative outcome."
The success of this notion of resilience is due to its message of hope. According to Boris Cyrulnik, misfortune is not a destiny, nothing is irreparably inscribed, we can always get out of it.