The Body Keeps the Score


What causes people to continually relive what they most want to forget, and what treatments could help restore them to a life with purpose and joy? Here, Dr Bessel van der Kolk offers a new paradigm for effectively treating traumatic stress. With stories of his own work and those of specialists around the globe, this book sheds new light on the routes away from trauma – which lie in the regulation and syncing of body and mind, using sport, drama, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and other routes to equilibrium.

ISBN: 9780141978611 Author: Van, der Kolk, Besse Publisher: Penguin Books Publication Date: 24th September 2015 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 616.852106 (edition:23) Pages: viii, 443 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,


‘An astonishing and important book. The trauma Bible. I cannot recommend it enough for anyone struggling with…well…anything’ Tara Westover

The effects of trauma can be devastating for sufferers, their families and future generations. Here one of the world’s experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for treatment, moving away from standard talking and drug therapies and towards an alternative approach that heals mind, brain and body.

‘Dr. van der Kolk’s masterpiece combines the boundless curiosity of the scientist, the erudition of the scholar, and the passion of the truth teller’ Judith Herman, author of Trauma and Recovery

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