Summary of The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van der Kolk, M.D. | Book Summary Includes Analysis

  • by FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by Dean Bokhari
  • 0 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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Book Summary: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van der Kolk, MD
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's foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers' capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments - from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga - that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain's natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk's own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal - and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.


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invaluable resource

a must read for those in the medical professions, teaching professions, police, firemen, paramedics pastors and trauma survivors. life alering. .
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- Nancy Rhodes

excellent information

this summary is helpful, concise, and in formative. the narraration is a little stiff, but listenable . good overview of the brain in response to trauma.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-31-2016
  • Publisher: FlashBooks Book Summaries