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

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Based on Dr. van der Kolk's own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal--and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world's foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors.

In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers' capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments--from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga--that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain's natural neuroplasticity.

Why We Love This Gift: This book reminds us of a very important fact - we are not alone. More importantly, there is a path to healing available to you, or your loved ones, with a background of trauma.

What To Express In Your Card: You are not alone in this. So many others have experienced what you are going through. I hope this book reminds you that there is always hope. Use your strength and the wisdom of this book - I believe in you!

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