The body keeps the score | Bessel van der Kolk

An expert on traumatic stress outlines an approach to healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind’s abilities to trust, engage with others, and experience pleasure.

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Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors of tramua.

He uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust.

Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, he offers a bold new approach to treatment. Moving away from standard talking and drug therapies, he looks towards methods that heal mind, brain and body naturally, offering new paths to recovery.

The body keeps the score: mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma | Bessel van der Kolk

Paperback: 464 pages

Publisher: Penguin (24 Sept. 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0141978619

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