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At March’s book club, we will be discussing
The Body Keeps the Score by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk,
one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma.
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with trauma survivors. Trauma can stem from a severe car accident to abuse to wartime combat—and cause a lifetime of flashbacks, nightmares, isolation, insomnia, hypervigilance, and rage.
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. Trauma rewires the brain to put people in a constant state of stress or numbness, leading to a host of physical problems. Ultimately, 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.
The Body Keeps the Score uncovers the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
Join the Body Moves community on Saturday, February 5 at 11:00AM
to share and discuss both general and personal implications from this powerful book.