good book ~ “the body keeps the score”

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

IMG_3028“Our great challenge is to apply the lessons of neuroplasticity, the flexibility of brain circuits, to rewire the brains and reorganize the minds of people who have been programmed by life itself to experience others as threats and themselves as helpless.” The book provides a vivid description of the  effects of trauma on the body and mind, as well as research and methods of effectively treating PTSD. The effects of trauma are powerful and wide ranging, but this book provides hope as it outlines advances in neuroscience and therapies that are showing real promise. If you’ve experienced the confusion that trauma causes, this book will go a long way toward self-understanding and ultimately healing. It left me feeling optimistic.

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