Thu, Sep 28|
The Body Keeps the Score
The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
Time & Location
Sep 28, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM CDT
Statera, LLC , 3375 Lake Ridge Dr, Dubuque, IA 52003, USA
About the event
Join us each month for a time of thoughtful reflection and meaningful discussion on books all themed around mind, body and spirit health and wellness. Have a book you would like to recommend? Let us know!
Statera Upper Level, Conference Room Open to men, women and mature teens Advanced registration recommended as space is limited Free
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.