If you feel tense, are easily upset, find it difficult to relax your body and find it hard to be present, this book may help shed light on why.
Bessel van der Kolk (born 1943) is a Boston-based psychiatrist noted for his research in the area of post-traumatic stress since the 1970s. His work focuses on the interaction of attachment, neurobiology, and developmental aspects of trauma’s effects on people.
The Body Keeps the Score helps us understand how life experiences play out in the function and the malfunction of our bodies, years later.
In this inspirational work which seamlessly weaves keen clinical observation, neuroscience, historical analysis, the arts, and personal narrative, Dr. van der Kolk has created an authoritative guide to the effects of trauma, and pathways to recovery.