Bessel van der Kolk
Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is a clinical psychiatrist whose work integrates mind, brain, body, and social connections to understand and treat trauma. His research ranges from the impact of trauma on development and brain imaging, to the use of yoga, neurofeedback, EMDR, and theater for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Bessel is a professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston, and co-director of the Complex Trauma Treatment Network, NCTSN. Bessel is the author of more than 150 peer reviewed scientific articles and several books including the New York Times best-seller The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.
Befriending Your Body: How Yoga Helps Heal Trauma
Trauma is in your body and, because of that, yoga has great relevance, because it goes directly to sensing and befriending the body.
Yoga and Trauma: Reclaiming the Body
Yoga can offer tools to come back into the body, empowering students to begin reclaiming their inner experience.
Kripalu Perspectives: Overcoming Trauma with Bessel van der Kolk
Clinical psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk defines trauma and discusses how yoga and other mindfulness practices can foster compassionate self-observation in those healing from trauma.
Overcoming Trauma Through the Wisdom of the Body: A Conversation with Bessel van der Kolk
I came out of the bank holding onto the strap of my red leather bag. I hadn’t walked more than 30 feet when I heard footsteps running toward me from behind.
The Cutting Edge of Trauma Treatment: Healing Through the Body
The muscles elongate. The heart opens. The breath deepens. A yoga practice can help us feel more vibrant, agile, and connected.
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