+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Body Keeps The Score : Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma - Bessel Van Der Kolk

Body Keeps The Score

Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma

Paperback Published: 24th September 2015
ISBN: 9780141978611
Number Of Pages: 464

Other Formats

Share This Book:

Paperback

RRP $24.99
$20.35
19%
OFF
In Stock
if ordered within
Enter an Australian post code for delivery estimate

Earn 41 Qantas Points
on this Book

The effects of trauma can be devastating for sufferers, their families and future generations. Here one of the world's experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for treatment, moving away from standard talking and drug therapies and towards an alternative approach that heals mind, brain and body. 'Van der Kolk draws on thirty years of experience to argue powerfully that trauma is one of the West's most urgent public health issues . . . Packed with science and human stories.' New Scientist 'Breathtaking in its scope and breadth, a seminal work by one of the preeminent pioneers in trauma research and treatment.' Peter A. Levine, author of In An Unspoken Voice 'Dr. van der Kolk's masterpiece combines the boundless curiosity of the scientist, the erudition of the scholar, and the passion of the truth teller.' Judith Herman, author of Trauma and Recovery

Industry Reviews

An incredible book on trauma -- William Leith, 'Books of the Year' * Evening Standard *
Van der Kolk draws on 30 years of experience to argue powerfully that trauma is one of the West's most urgent public health issues... Packed with science and human stories ... van der Kolk has a lot to say, and the struggle and resilience of his patients is very moving * New Scientist *
The Body Keeps the Score is clear, fascinating, hard to put down, and filled with powerful case histories. Van der Kolk, the eminent impresario of trauma treatment, who has spent a career bringing together diverse trauma scientists and clinicians and their ideas, while making his own pivotal contributions, describes what is arguably the most important series of breakthroughs in mental health in the last thirty years. We've known that psychological trauma fragments the mind. Here we see not only how psychological trauma also breaks connections within the brain, but also between mind and body, and learn about the exciting new approaches that allow people with the severest forms of trauma to put all the parts back together again -- Norman Doidge, author of The Brain That Changes Itself
This is masterpiece of powerful understanding and brave heartedness, one of the most intelligent and helpful works on trauma I have ever read. Dr. Van der Kolk offer a brilliant synthesis of clinical cases, neuroscience, powerful tools and caring humanity, offering a whole new level of healing for the traumas carried by so many -- Jack Kornfied, author of A Path With Heart
Dr. van der Kolk's masterpiece combines the boundless curiosity of the scientist, the erudition of the scholar, and the passion of the truth teller -- Judith Herman, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; author of Trauma and Recovery

Excellent book

5

Excellent easy to read book which explains trauma and the associated healing process

Sydney

true

Excellent book

5

A great source of information

Sydney

true

An enlightening account of trauma and treatment

5

Suffering with PTSD for 10 years, despite medication and talking therapies, this book offers hope that recovery is possible with the correct treatment. The explanations of symptoms and what has happened to my brain, mind and body has been enlightening and has encouraged me to persevere in my journey towards a healthy mind and body.

Port Macquarie

true

A must read for anyone who works with...well... anyone

5

This book holds so many answers in both the personal and professional realms of trauma recovery.

Australia

true

A book everyone should read and talk about

5

This is a powerful book. It documents the impact of trauma on individuals and society.... and is a 'must read'. Probably important to note right here that trauma is not only something that happens to war veterans, sexual assault victims, domestic violence or accident victims it happens to children inside families: unsurprisingly both physical violence and sexual violence create trauma but the most unseen is the impact of emotional neglect on the development of a child's brain. Trauma is an epidemic across our planet but one that is largely ignored. If one has read this book one cannot pretend that this is not an issue that needs serious action now -- to help those already traumatised and to prevent children from becoming traumatised in the future. The damage that trauma creates in the brain, prevents traumatised people from being able to contribute to their full capacity, often having to rely on handouts to get by, terrified and too exhausted to function. Bessel van der Kolk writes with passion, compassion and extraordinary understanding. Documenting the growth in his understanding (and the growing research to back it up), over 30 years working with survivors of trauma, of trauma and its impact on individuals. He documents some practices/therapies (a chapter per modality) that he has found empirically to have worked for his patients. I read this book then started right back at the beginning again...

Australia

true

could be lifechanging

4

very practical

Australia

true

What an incredibly well written & Interesting book!

5

One of the best books Ive ever read. So informative and incredibly well written. If the brain fascinates you or you are grieving or know someone who is, READ IT! Amazing!

Sydney, AU

true

32615840

4.9 7

100.0

ISBN: 9780141978611
ISBN-10: 0141978619
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 24th September 2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1

Earn 41 Qantas Points
on this Book