Carl Hiaasen

Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Who is Bessel van der Kolk?

Bessel van der Kolk is a Dutch author born in the Netherlands in 1943. He is an expert in how children and adults respond to traumatic stress and the effects of this on our brain and development. He is a global teacher, speaker and author of the best selling The Body Keeps The Score.

The Body keeps The Score was published in 2014. It has been published in over 35 languages and spent almost three years on the New York Times Best Seller List, with 27 of those spent at #1.

The Body Keeps The Score

In The Body keeps The Score, Bessel van der Kolk shows that the terror and isolation at the core of trauma literally reshape both brain and body. He explains why traumatized people experience anxiety and rage, and how trauma affects their capacity to form trusting relationships, and even to feel at home in their own bodies.

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