“The Body Keeps the Score”
Bessel van der Kolk M.D

12 April 2023
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The book, in three sentences

Loneliness is a universal human experience that can drive us to seek connection and avoid isolation.

While we all handle loneliness differently, we share an interesting biological tendency to avoid loneliness.

Understanding this evolutionary bias in an increasingly digital world can help us consciously navigate our excessive scrolling on social media and prioritize authentic human connections.

Short Summary

In The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk, a leading expert on trauma, explains how traumatic experiences can leave a lasting physical and emotional impact on the body.

Drawing from years of research and clinical experience, van der Kolk highlights the latest neuroscientific findings and offers practical strategies for healing.

Through powerful stories of trauma survivors and their journey toward recovery, readers will better understand the complex nature of trauma and its effects on the body, mind, and soul.

Three key takeaways

Trauma is not just a psychological experience but a physical one and can lead to many physical and mental health issues.

Traditional talk therapy may not be enough to help trauma survivors heal; instead, a combination of body-centered therapies, like yoga and meditation, can effectively process traumatic experiences and reduce symptoms.

Healing from trauma is a journey that requires patience, self-compassion, and a willingness to explore one’s past experiences and emotions.

Why Should I Read This Book?

The Body Keeps the Score is a groundbreaking book that sheds light on the impact of trauma on the body and offers hope for healing. It is essential reading for anyone who has experienced trauma or knows someone who has, as well as mental health professionals and caregivers.

This book provides a new perspective on the nature of trauma and offers practical strategies for healing that can help transform lives.

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