Dr. Edith Eva Eger: Why resiliency is a choice
Stout Takeaways from Oprah’s transformative Super Soul Sunday conversation with Dr. Edith Eva Eger on trauma, resiliency and triumph.
From Victim To Empowered
Dr. Eger, one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors, has spent a lifetime developing methods to treat those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
As a pioneer in the field of psychology, she teaches others about the transformative power of using pain as part of the healing process and guides patients from victimization to empowerment.
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At age 90 she shares her moving testament to resilience and the power of choice with us all in her first book The Choice: Embrace the Possible. Her mission: “To help others discover how to escape the concentration camp of your own mind and become the person you were meant to be-to find freedom.”
The Power To Choose
In her powerful conversation with Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Eger reminds us that “we’re born with love” and “learn to hate.” She believes “we all have it within us” to “find meaning in suffering and turn it into an opportunity to discover the power within you.” By being brave and facing pain, we can use it to release the hold it has on us, restoring power to choose. She says, “The more choices we have the less we are a hostage of the past.”
We agree with Oprah’s insightful note in their Super Soul Sunday interview that, “It’s impossible to read your story and not be forever changed from it.” Take inspiration from Dr Eger’s remarkable life and use our Stout Takeaways to help you make the choice to become more resilient today.
Read more of internationally acclaimed psychologist Dr. Edith Eger—one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors—unforgettable story in her moving testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of choice in our lives in her book “THE CHOICE: Embrace the Possible”.
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