Calming the Body, Healing the Mind: Taming reactions to trauma through self-awareness


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Dr. Bessel van der Kolk wrote the book on trauma. "The Body Keeps the Score" - a long-standing New York Times bestseller - provides a thorough analysis of trauma and our responses to it. In this episode, Dr. van der Kolk joins us to expand on that work, discussing how, for survivors of domestic violence, trauma changes the brain. Dr. van der Kolk guides us through approaches to self-regulation, rewiring the brain, and more so we might understand ourselves and our responses to trauma, and ultimately take control of our lives. This episode discusses domestic violence, physical violence, PTSD, and the experience of military combat.

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