The Body Keeps the Score

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

  • Book Author: Bessel van der Kolk
  • Categories: Psychology; Personal Growth; PTSD; Emotional awareness
  • Book Publisher: Penguin
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141978611

Editors Description

The effects of trauma can be devastating for sufferers, their families and future generations. Here one of the world’s experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for treatment, moving away from standard talking and drug therapies and towards an alternative approach that heals mind, brain and body.

‘Van der Kolk draws on thirty years of experience to argue powerfully that trauma is one of the West’s most urgent public health issues … Packed with science and human stories’ New Scientist

‘Breathtaking in its scope and breadth, a seminal work by one of the preeminent pioneers in trauma research and treatment’ Peter A. Levine, author of In An Unspoken Voice

‘Dr. van der Kolk’s masterpiece combines the boundless curiosity of the scientist, the erudition of the scholar, and the passion of the truth teller’ Judith Herman, author of Trauma and Recovery

Our Rating


Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships


Stories From the Polycule: Real Life in Polyamorous Families

Our Resources

We are not here to tell you where to go or how to get there but, instead, to help guide you on your own unique journey. Access some road maps and learn more here.

Read More