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

by Bessel A. van der Kolk

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

by Bessel A. van der Kolk


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  • Releasing Guilt and Shame

    Guilt and shame are amongst the most common effects of trauma. Many survivors fixate on how they acted during the traumatic experience or that it may have been their fault. People may hate themselves for how they felt - too afraid, too loud, too soft, too slow, or too dependent. These feelings of gu

  • Trust

    Trauma affects our ability to trust others. This is why it is extremely difficult for trauma survivors to engage in intimate relationships and make meaningful connections with others. Part of working through trauma, then, is by ensuring that a traumatized person has ample social support. Like all hu

  • Treating Trauma Through Experience

    Bottom-up treatments target the autonomic nervous system through breathing, movement, and physical touch. One vehicle of therapy might be yoga, for instance. These forms of treatment acknowledge that patients will not forget their trauma, but instead build new memories that make them feel the opposi

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