trauma, psychiatry, neuroscience, body, somatic, bodykeepsthescore, therapy, ptsd, healing, mind

Trauma versus Stress

The way we think about trauma has drastically changed in recent decades thanks to innovative trauma scholars such as Bessel van der Kolk. In a video collaboration with BigThink, psychiatrist and neuroscientist van der Kolk discusses his widely read book, The Body Keeps the Score. Individuals who have suffered traumatic incidents may find themselves tending to rely on negative coping mechanisms as a defense and holding the trauma they had experienced somatically. Understanding the connection between mind, body, and experience is crucial to making a profound change.

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