Bessel van der Kolk MD has spent his professional life studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences. He translates emerging findings from neuroscience and attachment research to develop and study a range of effective treatments for traumatic stress and developmental trauma in children and adults.
In the past 3 decades, we have learned an enormous amount about brain functions and interpersonal attachment systems. This new knowledge has not always been systematically applied to help traumatized children and adults heal from trauma. Dr. van der Kolk’s work is focused on integrating therapy with science.
The Body Keeps The Score BRAIN, MIND, AND BODY IN THE HEALING OF TRAUMA
The Body Keeps the Score is the inspiring story of how a group of therapists and scientists— together with their courageous and memorable patients—has struggled to integrate recent advances in brain science, attachment research, and body awareness into treatments that can free trauma survivors from the tyranny of the past. These new paths to recovery activate the brain’s natural neuroplasticity to rewire disturbed functioning and rebuild step by step the ability to “know what you know and feel what you feel.” They also offer experiences that directly counteract the helplessness and invisibility associated with trauma, enabling both adults and children to reclaim ownership of their bodies and their lives.
In this dynamic, interactive series, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. expands on his groundbreaking work The Body Keeps the Score, where he synthesizes history, neurology, and trauma research to deepen our understanding of trauma and trauma treatment.
We invite you to join us for this distinctive and exciting 4-week program where Dr. van der Kolk will begin with a lecture followed by an open dialogue session. This is an exciting opportunity to explore ideas, critically examine trauma and trauma treatments, and hear directly from Dr. van der Kolk about the things that most ignite your interests.
Each of the 4 sessions are 1.5 hours, with the time divided between lecture and dialogue with Dr. van der Kolk. Questions can be submitted both in advance and live during the session. Your questions, thoughts, and ideas will help shape the series.
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