Book Review: The Body Keeps the Score

In this week's podcast Leyla reviews the book The Body Keeps the Score by Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk and why it's such a vital book about on trauma. Continue Reading Book Review: The Body Keeps the Score

Welcome to the 126th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s theme is mind-body connection and how our physical health supports our mental health and how our mental health supports our physical health. 

So, on today’s episode, I’m going to be talking about the book The Body Keeps The Score by Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk. 

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In today’s show about The Body Keeps the Score

  • Why I decided to review this book in particular. [00:55]
  • About the book The Body Keeps The Score by Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk. [01:26]
  • What I found really useful about the book in terms of understanding trauma . [07:50]
  • Elements I feel could have been added to the book. [15:27]
  • My takeaways from The Body Keeps the Score. [19:11]

Quotes from The Body Keeps the Score

  • I like to ensure my continuing professional development for training and this is exactly the kind of book I should be reading.
  • For those who love evidence based research, and like to quantify and see things, this book is brilliant.
  • This book is all about the connection between trauma and how it remains in someone’s body.
  • The Body Keeps the Score does demonstrate how trauma stops certain parts of your brain working,
  • I think that trauma can be hidden, it’s still very much a taboo issue, particularly for survivors of sexual abuse.

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