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Trauma Defined: Bessel van der Kolk on The Body Keeps the Score



Researchers are increasingly finding that the body is the key to trauma treatment. Trauma is about the body becoming immobilized, feeling helpless or numb. Often traumatized people either don’t feel their body at all, or they feel it all the time.

In this compelling one-hour discussion, world’s leading trauma researcher and author of the The Body Keeps the Score, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk discusses his research and the influences on his life work with trauma. During the hour, he succinctly and descriptively draws the picture of trauma, the brain, and how various treatments work (and don’t) on the trauma client.

This hour will leave you, and those with whom you share this information, with the best understanding on the nature of trauma, its impact on the brain, how our brains work and most of all, the important new treatments that promise hope to those suffering from PTSD and trauma.

Bessel has spent 40 years working with and learning from traumatized clients. In this video, he shares insight into a bold new paradigm for healing from trauma. You won’t want to miss this personal account of Dr. van der Kolk’s work.


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.6
Speakers:
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Duration:
59 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Sep 02, 2014
Product Code:
POS047900
Media Type:
Digital Recordings

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This online program is worth 1.0 hours CPD.



Speakers

Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.'s Profile

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Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of post-traumatic stress.  His work integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.

Dr. van der Kolk and his various collaborators have published extensively on the impact of trauma on development, such as dissociative problems, borderline personality and self-mutilation, cognitive development, memory, and the psychobiology of trauma.  He has published over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles on such diverse topics as neuroimaging, self-injury, memory, neurofeedback, Developmental Trauma, yoga, theater, and EMDR. 

He is founder of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, and President of the Trauma Research Foundation, which promotes clinical, scientific, and educational projects. 

His 2014 #1 New York Times best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma, transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring – specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust.  He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, somatically based therapies, EMDR, psychodrama, play, yoga, and other therapies.

Dr. van der Kolk is the past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School.  He regularly teaches at conferences, universities, and hospitals around the world.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Bessel van der Kolk is a professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial:  Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers and other Mental Health Professionals

Outline

The Latest Clinical Research Surrounding:
  • The impact of trauma on brain activity
  • Neurofeedback, EMDR and “body work” on symptom reduction
  • The effectiveness of movement, mindfulness and theater activities in trauma treatment

Objectives

  1. Explain how trauma influences the activity of the key areas of the brain and how that dictates behavior patterns.
  2. Articulate the clinical research surrounding the effectiveness of yoga, mindfulness meditation, and theater in healing trauma in clients.

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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 8085

Comments

Jo Turner T

"Great lecture, thank you for taking the time to offer this online."

Jacey Y

"Many of us are so very grateful for the life's work of Dr. Van der Kolk!!!"

Jan P

"Very interesting and informative!"

Amanda S

"Enjoyed this very much, very informative"

ANNETTE G

"excellent. will def be obtaining the book. so helpful in my early days of practising. "

Robert G

"A useful beginning"

Tracey M

"loved the discussion and how it opened up my training and my knowledge of Alfred Adler and social interaction, the need to be social beings for good mental health."

Marissa O

"Excellent information, thank you."

Sabrina B

"Excellent video explaining the different parts of the brain and how this affects us. The affects of trauma and the here and now."

Lucy D

"Great Presentation!!"

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