The Body Keeps the Score
Bessel van der Kolk
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Recommended by Maya
‘The Body Keeps the Score is a life/world-changing book if you are on a path of healing from trauma. Van der Kolk provides research, clinical anecdotes and practical strategies for releasing the embodied artefacts of grief, despair and post-traumatic stress. A tender read, emotionally challenging at points, but entirely worth it.’
From the publisher
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.
Neither talking nor drug therapies have proven entirely satisfactory. With stories of his own work and those of specialists around the globe, The Body Keeps the Score 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.