The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

#1 New York Times bestseller

“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies

A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times bestseller

 
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.

Cover image: © 2020 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Courtesty of the Archives Henri Matisse, All rights reserved.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
SP
Sean Pratt
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
16:15
hr min
RELEASED
2021
February 16
PUBLISHER
Penguin Audio
SIZE
973.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Olivier Charles ,

Society will cave in on itself if it does not address mental health and child care

Trauma is a key component of life. And we all engage, endure, process and recover from it in different ways. But in generalities, it is something we must all interact with trauma at some point and level in our lives. This book tackles the more extreme versions of it and what people have to overcome when they face those extremes. But these things will continue to happen and in worse quantities if society does not make an effort to address it earlier and sooner.

SeaShells18 ,

Terrible audio wuality

I have this book in hard copy and like to listen to audio books and read along sometimes. I payed for this and downloaded it without sampling it first, but the audio quality of terrible. It sounds like a robot in a tin can. I couldn’t stand to listen to more than 20 seconds. It’s really irritating. I’m so bummed ☹️.

Knowledge Lover ,

Not Just for 'Trauma' Survivors

We all have experienced difficulties and for those who want to be self aware, free and able to access JOY, this book is a must read or listen. I loved the audio version and learned so much! Despite a few decades of many kinds of therapy. I want all my loved ones to experience at least parts of it. Teachers can start with the epilogue to get a good sense of the book's depth and value. Thank you, Bessel, for your life's work in honor of us survivors! Love, Rox

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