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The body keeps the score : mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma

Author: Bessel A Van der Kolk
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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? Here, 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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bessel A Van der Kolk
ISBN: 9780241003985 0241003989
OCLC Number: 876285867
Description: 443 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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 --
Rewiring the brain : neurofeedback --
Finding your voice : communal rhythms and theater --
Epilogue : trauma and society.
Responsibility: Bessel van der Kolk.

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Offers a paradigm for treating traumatic stress and restoring the capacity for pleasure, intimacy and joy. This book sheds light on the impact of trauma that could alleviate the suffering of millions  Read more...

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Van der Kolk 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 Read more...

 
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