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).


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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

As 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.


Recognizing Symptoms of Trauma with Bessel Van Der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk on Trauma, Development and Healing

Internationally acclaimed clinician, educator and researcher Bessel van der Kolk shares some observations from his 40-year passion for understanding and treating people who have experienced trauma.


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