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The Body Keeps the Score

Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma
Narrated by: Sean Pratt
Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
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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 light on the routes away from trauma - which lie in the regulation and syncing of body and mind, using sport, drama, yoga, mindfulness, meditation and other routes to equilibrium.

©2019 Bessel van der Kolk (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Ive been waiting for this book to be released and I'm so glad Ive listened. highly recommended!!!!

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I listened to this book after listening to "The boy who was raised in a dog cage", which by the way is another amazing book!
This book is so informative and insightful. I have learnt more from this book regarding the effect of trauma and the mind/body than I have throughout my 35 year career in emergency nursing. I recommend it !
I found the narration a little slow at first but soon realised that this was a good thing as there is so much information to digest. The slightly slow narration allows some extra time to digest the meaning.

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  • EDC
  • 07-11-2019

Great Insight into Trauma and Ways to Deal wit it.

It's a brilliant book which is very informative and insightful on Trauma and possible ways of dealing with it. It's very holistic and Dr Van Der Kolks vast experience and insights make it very valuable.

I'm in the process of training to be a Counsellor, and I know this book will have a very positive and lasting impact on my practice.

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  • Simon
  • 13-11-2019

A book for professionals, but still accessible

Full of science and the latest theory. Very interesting even for the lay person. I would recommend to professionals and amateur psychologists alike.

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