The Body Keeps the Score
Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma
Dr. van der Kolks 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 the effects of trauma can be devastating for sufferers, their families and future generations. Here one of the worlds 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 Wests most urgent public health issues . . . Packed with science and human stories New Scientist Everyone should read this book Nigella Lawson
“Bessel van der Kolk (born 1943, Netherlands) is a Boston-based psychiatrist noted for his research in the area of post-traumatic stress since the 1970s. His work focuses on the interaction of attachment, neurobiology, and developmental aspects of trauma’s effects on people. His major publication, the New York Times bestseller The Body Keeps the Score, talks about how the role of trauma in psychiatric illness has changed over the past 20 years, what we have learned about the ways the brain is shaped by traumatic experiences, how traumatic stress is a response of the entire organism, and how that knowledge needs to be integrated into healing practices.