The Body Keeps the Score

Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma

by Bessel van der Kolk

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.

'Van der Kolk draws on thirty years of experience to argue powerfully that trauma is one of the West's most urgent public health issues ... Packed with science and human stories' New Scientist

'Breathtaking in its scope and breadth, a seminal work by one of the preeminent pioneers in trauma research and treatment' Peter A. Levine, author of In An Unspoken Voice

'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

  • Penguin Books Ltd; September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141978628
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: The Body Keeps the Score
  • Author: Bessel van der Kolk
  • Imprint: Penguin

Customer Reviews

James E.
Verified Buyer
This is a book that everyone should read.
The effects of trauma are much more devastating than most people understand. Reading this book will help those with trauma experience and help others to better understand how it effects peoples lives. This book explains it clearly and fully with methods to help people to find their way beyond the crippling effects.