Book Recommendation

22 Jan 2022

‘The Body Keeps The Score’ by Bessel Van der Kolk.

The author was born in The Netherlands in 1943 but went to the USA for his education and training. He settled in Massachusetts where he works as a therapist.

‘The Body Keeps the Score’ is ostensibly about trauma which can lead to PTSD. However, it covers a greater number of topics. Bessel Van Der Kolk discusses an extensive number of mental health issues and suggests various forms of treatment.

It is very readable, clear and very informative. He has sets of case studies embedded into the discussions of the various mental health topics covered in the book.

It is a book that I will probably re-read as it had such a positive impact on me. It was recommended to me, but I can’t remember the context. I have also recommended it to others.


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