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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?
In this audiobook, 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.
This inspiring and timeless audiobook is read by Sean Pratt.
© Bessel van der Kolk 2014 (P) Penguin Audio 2019
Fascinating, hard to put down, and filled with powerful case histories. . . . the most important series of breakthroughs in mental health in the last thirty years
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
A seminal book that outlines the author's pioneering work
Draws on 30 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 ... van der Kolk has a lot to say, and the struggle and resilience of his patients is very moving
A gripping bestseller about where trauma goes, and its disastrous effects on both individuals and societies. Deeply interesting.
A masterpiece of powerful understanding and brave heartedness, one of the most intelligent and helpful works on trauma I have ever read. . . a brilliant synthesis of clinical cases, neuroscience, powerful tools and caring humanity, offering a whole new level of healing
Dr Bessel van der Kolk’s 2014 treatise on the mind-body connection transformed the conversation about mental health. Here, Amelia Tait traces the book’s influence – and its still-growing online popularity.