Work on the body is very important to help people feel fully alive. Aside from telling their story they must reacquaint themselves with their body. Trauma isn't out there it is right in here. --Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Trauma in the Body: An Interview with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Trauma in the Body: An Interview with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Apr 21, 2018-- Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.founder and medical director of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusettsis professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School, and director of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. His newest book, The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma, offers a revolutionary new understanding of the causes and consequences of trauma and how to heal the traumatized brain through diverse therapies such as neurofeedback, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, theater, yoga, and movement. More in this in-depth interview. (22941 reads)


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Take ActionThink back to how you met some defining moment in your life. Disoriented or very present? We've all had traumatic moments we need to understand better. Reach out to someone you sense has undergone serious trauma or someone with PTSD, and listen with attentive empathy to their story. Tune into this short video with Dr van der Kolk. [more]



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