Understanding Trauma In General

  • Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, (New York: Penguin Book, 2014). Note: Currently, our library does not have an electronic copy available. Please see below for electronic access options. In The Body Keeps the Score, van der Kolk explores traumatic stress using extensive data gathered over the course of 30 years. He reveals how trauma rearranges the brain's wiring-specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. The book also offers techniques for mitigating the effects of trauma.
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