Sunday, November 09, 2014

Bessel van der Kolk — Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma

This episode of On Being aired a few weeks ago, so I am late getting to this. Van der Kolk's include Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on the Mind, Body and Society and, most recently, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (which I will be reviewing soon).

Enjoy the conversation.

Bessel van der Kolk — Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma


October 30, 2014
Photo by Aaron Feen


Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shares what he's learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety. What he’s learning speaks to a resilience we can all cultivate in the face of the overwhelming events — which, after all, make up the drama of culture, of news, and of life.
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Bessel van der Kolk is medical director of the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts. He’s also professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. His books include Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on the Mind, Body and Society and The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.
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