Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk (born 1943) is a Dutch psychiatrist, author and educator based in Boston, USA. Since the 1970s his research has been in the area of post-traumatic stress. Van der Kolk is professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and President of the Trauma Research Foundation in Brookline, Massachusetts.

His books include Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (1984), Psychological Trauma (1987), Traumatic Stress (1996, with Alexander C. McFarlane and Lars Weisæth) and The Body Keeps the Score (2014).

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

We humans may be resilient creatures, but many have experienced traumatic events that can live on in brain and body and bar us from a sense of belonging and enjoyment of the present.

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