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The Body Keeps the Score

Mind, Brain and the Body in the Transformation of Trauma

By Bessel van der Kolk
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The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and the Body in the Transformation of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

The Body Keeps the Score (2014) explains what trauma is and how it can change our lives for the worse. These blinks investigate the wide-ranging effects experienced not only by traumatized people, but also those around them. Nevertheless, while trauma presents a number of challenges, there are ways to heal.

  • People struggling with chronic pain, anxiety or depression
  • Family and friends of PTSD sufferers
  • Students of psychology and medicine

Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is a physician, researcher and teacher specializing in post-traumatic stress. His other books include Psychological Trauma and Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society. Professor of psychiatry at the Boston University Medical School, he is also the director of the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute.

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