How Trauma Lodges in the Body

Dr. Bessell van der Kolk

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Medical Director of the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts, professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School and a member of The Avielle Foundation Science Advisory Board, joined Krista Tippett for the March, 9th 2017 episode of the On Being podcast. Dr. van der Kolk shares his innovative therapeutic approach to post traumatic stress, focusing on the communication between our brains and bodies when traumatized. His work emphasizes body movement and human connection to rebuild a feeling of safety and good for those navigating trauma recovery. Listen to the March, 9th 2017 On Being episode: How Trauma Lodges in the Body

Dr. van der Kolk is a New York Times bestselling author on Traumatic Stress:  The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma and The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on the Mind, Body, and Society.

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