The Body Keeps The Score

By: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

The Body Keeps The Score

The Body Keeps the Score is one of the top trauma informative books out there. In this book Bessel van der Kolk helps you to gain a deep understanding of the impact trauma has on our bodies at every level. The first half of the book is very in depth; often scientific; in explaining the impact of trauma through Bessel's understandings that he has gained in his years of working with individuals who have experienced trauma. The second half of the book Bessel reviews multiple treatment options on how to help heal from trauma. All throughout the book there are case examples including some personal ones from Bessel's own life.
I recommend this book to everyone in order for them to have a better understanding of trauma. This book is very triggering with talking of abuse, sexual assault, incest and other sensitive topics. Read with caution and know that you will gain significant knowledge and understanding on such a complex topic.