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Bessel van der Kolk



Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is a Dutch psychiatrist and trauma expert based in the United States. His research, writing, and teaching focus on the effects of traumatic experiences and the treatment of post-traumatic stress (PTSD).

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Karen Treisman: Good Relationships Are the Key to Healing Trauma

Dr. Treisman talks about the importance of forging good relationships and effective society-wide systems when it comes to understanding and healing trauma.

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The Wild Land Within: Cultivating Wholeness through Spiritual Practice

The wilderness of the heart may be untamed, but you don't need to go there alone. In The Wild Land Within, spiritual companion and podcast host Lisa Colón DeLay offers a map to our often-bewildering inner terrain, inviting us to deepen and expand our encounters with God.

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How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain

“The Body Keeps the Score” hinges on the idea that trauma is stored in the body and that, for therapy to be effective, it needs to take the physiological changes that occur into account.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageTraumatized people chronically feel unsafe inside their bodies: The past is alive in the form of gnawing interior discomfort.

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Bessell Van Der Kolk: Overcome Trauma with Yoga

Bessel van der Kolk, clinical psychiatrist and best-selling author of The Body Keeps the Score, shares how yoga can help you get “unstuck” from the imprints of trauma.

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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors.

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New Ways of Treating Trauma: Try Some Yoga

When a person experiences traumatic events, the aftermath can be extremely debilitating. Trauma not only affects the mind, but can have lifelong effects on the body.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageAs long as you keep secrets and suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself. . . . The critical issue is allowing yourself to know what you know. That takes an enormous amount of courage.

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Recognizing Symptoms of Trauma with Bessel Van Der Kolk

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Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past—A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory

In Trauma and Memory, bestselling author Dr.

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