Strategies for overcoming trauma that changes your mind, brain, and body.World-renowned authority on trauma, with extensive research experience since the 1970s
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Mental Health: Trauma
The finale of GREAT MINDS’ mental health special series, “For Those Needing Help”!
Trauma from family, school, work, needs but a moment to take root and cause unforgettable suffering. How can we overcome this suffering which changes our mind and brain and even affects physical development? Professor Bessel van der Kolk, the internationally renowned authority on trauma research explains in detail how to survive from PTSD in these six lectures.
The finale of the GREAT MINDS’ mental health special series, “For Those Needing Help." Trauma can take root from various experiences in family, school, or work and cause unforgettable suffering within a moment. How can we overcome the enduring distress that changes our minds and brains, even affecting physical development? Professor Bessel van der Kolk, an internationally-renowned authority on trauma research, outlines detailed strategies for surviving PTSD in this series of six lectures.
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Bessel van der Kolk
Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine Began research into PTSD in the 1970s Established the Trauma Research Foundation (1982) Former president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) Former co-director of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles 1999 recipient of the Benjamin Rush Award
Bessel van der Kolk is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine and the President of the Trauma Research Foundation. His focus on traumatic stress began in the 1970s while working with Vietnam war veterans suffering from PTSD. During the 1980s, he established the Trauma Research Foundation, unveiling the impact of trauma on brain and body development. By using neuroimaging to illustrate how PTSD alters the brain, he has pioneered new approaches to trauma treatment. He ie author of "Psychological Trauma," "Post-traumatic Stress Disorder," "Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society" (co-authored) and "The Body Keeps the Score"
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