The book The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, written by Bessel van der Kolk, a U.S.-based researcher and renowned expert on traumatic stress, teaches how to heal after traumatic events. Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically those dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how innovative treatments can reactivate these areas, including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score offers proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy and a way to reclaim lives. These alternatives are not as widely used but may be beneficial in the healing of traumatized individuals, Kolk's book analyzes how these alternatives may be best applied.
The Body Keeps the Score
The Body Keeps the Score is a book written by Bessel van der Kolk depicting different therapy methods that may best benefit traumatized individuals in order for them to improve their quality of life.