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Summary: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Narrated by: Julie Fulcher-Davis
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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Summary of The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van der Kolk

(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)

An attractive new alternative to tackle traumatic stress other than expensive drugs and talk therapy.

Traumatic stress is something that sadly is getting more and more common. Its effect on the mind and body are atrocious, and it can even affect your biology by rearranging your brain’s wiring. In the past, the common belief was that the only way to attenuate the effects of traumatic stress was going to talk therapy or with expensive prescribed drugs. However, trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk begs to differ.

(Note: This summary is wholly written and published by readtrepreneur.com It is not affiliated with the original author in any way)

Having three decades of experience working with survivors, Bessel van der Kolk has developed an array of techniques and methods to reactivate the areas affected by traumatic stress. The alternative offered by this trauma expert offers patients the chance to face their condition in a new way that is also cheaper than the rest.

Bessel van der Kolk stresses that the only alternatives to curing traumatic stress are not drugs and talking therapy. His method is science-backed and has obtained amazing results. 

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This narrator can't even pronounce amygdala

Distracting, jilted narration done by... a robot?
How about getting someone with a breath of familiarity with a subject to read a book. Also, this summary is so brief I think I probably should have just read the actual book.

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Well-Written Summary

I am a psychotherapist working with highly traumatized adults. I find this book a must read for any professional who is interested in expanding their approach to helping their clients with trauma histories. Also a great resource for the layperson who has experienced trauma.

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I Highly Recommend This Summary

Highly recommend this book, not just for anybody struggling with trauma, but also for those with anxiety and just about any other mental health disorder. Same principle seems to apply to so many different difficulties we have with our mental health, and the mind-body connection.

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Incredible Written summary

This book is so full of insight. It really helps me overcome a lot of the struggles I face on a daily basis. I've learned how to greatly reduce the power I give to toxic thoughts and reactions. I'm able to look at my struggles through a healthy lens. The only con I could really think of is the advanced nature of the book.

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Well Done Readtrepreneur Publishing

Great book for people who suffer from PTS. This book has allowed me to see and understand more of what I have been going through than any therapist. The only thing is that this book hits so close to home for me that it has taken me some time to read because it has made me think of so many issues that I have stored in the back of my brain. This is not a bad thing but it is surfacing the many things that has been the cause of much of my thoughts and reactions. I highly recommend this book.

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This book was recommended to me by my therapist in order to help with treatment of PTSD. It is a mixed read with a lot of science explained by way of observation and experience. If you like not just the "why" but also "how" of trauma, abuse, and PTSD then this book is for you.

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I did not like the fact couldn’t even pronounce Amygdala correctly. Missed numerous points. Fortunately I read the entire real book as I knew this summary was totally lacking. The other reviews I saw saying it was a good summary have to be written by the folks that did the summary. I feel bad I wasted a credit on this book.

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Simply Amazing

This book helped me put together some big missing pieces about my mental wellness and my health. It really helped me figure out a way to resolve my longstanding pain, both physical and mental.

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Very Nice

I listened to this audiobook while going to traditional psychotherapy. It helped tremendously to give me words for therapy and have the courage to face my deepest, hidden places. I’ve used it while reprinting myself and learning to hear and see my children and help them feel safe.

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Exceptional Summary

This book clarified to me many of symptoms i have seen in myself and other people who just seemed angry and upset with the world. And most of all, told me about the angry kids and upset kids and what can be happening with them. Such a wonderful way to put the most horrific things that happen in our past and current world, and most people deny every day.

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  • 02-13-19

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  • 02-13-19

Valuable guide

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  • 02-13-19

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  • Kacy
  • 02-13-19

Recommended!

Steady elucidation of the issue of damage, paying little mind to whether youth or adult, trailed by many vacillated techniques to oversee it. It outfitted me with the information I expected to understand what I had subdued, empower it to be there, and subsequently the gadgets to organize the harmed child again into my adult self in a way that helped me to live gently.

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  • 02-13-19

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  • Sarah wilkins
  • 02-13-19

Recommended!

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  • 02-13-19

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If anyone wants to learn body, brain healing then purchase this guide and follow. I think you will get help from this book. Grateful!

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  • 02-13-19

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The Body Keeps The Score is his latest brilliant synthesis of contemporary thinking about the impact of trauma on the body and mind - drawing research. Well, Audiobook from the Author. Prescribed!