Studies in areas of family strengths, conjoined twins, ageing and resilience itself, repeatedly uncover the “God factor”. Participants cite God as a major component in their ability to survive crisis and tragedy. Can this be adequately explained as nothing more than a social construction or a culturally mediated meaning lens to make sense of life?
This paper explores some of the resilience research and the implications of these remarkable findings.
Complexity theory is recognised as the New Science that conceptualises the universe as a system of communicating systems. As such, everything in the universe is better understood by exploring the dynamic, nonlinear relationships between the parts that make up the whole. Psychoanalytic Complexity Theory provides a new, but familiar contribution to contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice.