The Body Keeps the Score
"Every once in a while, a book comes along that fundamentally changes the way we look at the world. Bessel VanderKolk has written such a book. Having read “The Body Keeps the Score”, it will be impossible for us any longer to deny the profound extent of trauma and its impact on our lives. VanderKolk writes in the humanitarian tradition of his great Harvard mentor, Elvin Semrad, and his book is a worthy testament to the tutelage of this great man, and the beautiful maturation of his pupil. The arc of VanderKolk’s story is vast and comprehensive—but Vanderkolk is such a skillful storyteller that he keeps us riveted to the page. I simply could not put this book down. It is, simply put, a great work." —Stephen Cope, Founder and Director, Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living,
Author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self.
“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies