BESSEL VAN DER KOLK - Restoring the Body Podcast

Are you familiar with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk? He is a fantastic Dutch Psychiatrist in Boston whose research over the past 4 decades into Post Traumatic Stress has shown us new ways to look at trauma and its effect on the development of mind, brain and body.  His research and published works really delve into the interaction of attachment, neurobiology and developmental aspects of how trauma affects the individual. His knowledge and groundbreaking research had earned him the position of co-principal investigator in the field trials for the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. His published works include Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on the Mind, Body and Society and The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.

Personally, I am just beginning to dive into his research and was inspired to do so after listening to the podcast “Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR and Treating Trauma.

“Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shares what he's learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety. What he’s learning speaks to a resilience we can all cultivate in the face of the overwhelming events — which, after all, make up the drama of culture, of news, and of life”

I can’t recommend listening to this podcast enough. I also believe that you should enjoy many of the other podcasts available on the site.