The body keeps the score : brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma / Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D
Book | Penguin Books | 2015
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xvi, 445 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [369]-423) and index.
Note
Originally published by Viking Penguin, 2014.
Contents
Lessons from Vietnam veterans -- Revolutions in understanding mind and brain -- Looking into the brain : the neuroscience revolution -- Running for your life : the anatomy of survival -- Body-brain connections -- Losing your body, losing your self -- Getting on the same wavelength : attachment and attunement -- Trapped in relationships : the cost of abuse and neglect -- What's love got to do with it? -- Developmental trauma : the hidden epidemic -- Uncovering secrets : the problem of traumatic memory -- The unbearable heaviness of remembering -- Healing from trauma : owning your self -- Language : miracle and tyranny -- Letting go of the past: EMDR -- Learning to inhabit your body : yoga -- Putting the pieces together : self-leadership -- Filling in the holes : creating structures -- Applied neuroscience : rewiring the fear-driven mind with brain/computer interface technology -- Finding your voice : communal rhythms and theater -- Epilogue : trauma and society.
Summary
An expert on traumatic stress outlines an approach to healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others, and experience pleasure.
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. -- From back cover.
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9780143127741 (paperback)
0143127748 (paperback)
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