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

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

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

We often hear the word trauma in everyday life, literature, or movies. Many people suffer from one, even though most only have a shallow knowledge of its cause and effects. In brief words, trauma is an event that causes long-term emotional and/or physical damage. Hence, the roots of trauma can be both physical and/or emotional, while the effects of it can be likewise. It is obvious that physical trauma can cause severe psychological effects: after a physical trauma, it is very likely for someone to suffer from PTSD. However, the physical effects of emotional trauma are much deeper rooted. As White Rain Book House editors, we offer a unique and scientifically backed book for our readers who would like to have a better understanding of trauma.

Dr Bessel van der Kolk, a psychiatrist and one of the world's foremost experts on trauma has now written a book on how trauma affects the body and brain based on his years of research, and furthermore, he offers a brand new perspective on healing from it.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, might be a helping hand to many trauma survivors to understand the roots and effects of their own trauma. A person who might have been suffering from low sex drive might have a sexual trauma as an underlying condition, just as a veteran might be suffering from a panic disorder due to an injury. The intersection of physical and psychological aspects of trauma means that some physical symptoms of it might be cured with therapy, whereas many psychological issues might have physical underlying conditions.

White Rain Book House recommends this book not only to survivors of trauma, but also to the general reader, considering how likely it is for anyone to suffer from trauma in some part of their lives. The statistic says that one in five Americans have been molested, while one in three couples has engaged in physical violence. The scientific approach of Van der Kolk helps the reader to get a grasp of trauma in many different branches, offering ways of healing using data based on the neurofeedback from sports, yoga and other activities that he has examined during his research.

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