The Body Keeps the Score

Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel van der Kolk ,

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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller<br><br>&ldquo;Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.&rdquo; &mdash;Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies<br><br>A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this&#160;<b><b><b><i>New York Times</i>&#160;bestseller</b></b></b></b><br>&#160;<br>Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world&rsquo;s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In&#160;<i>The Body Keeps the Score</i>, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers&rsquo; capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments&mdash;from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga&mdash;that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain&rsquo;s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk&rsquo;s own research and that of other leading specialists,&#160;<i>The Body Keeps the Score&#160;</i>exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal&mdash;and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
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