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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all surrounded by people who have survived traumas. This incredible book, the fruit of decades of difficult research, helped me learn so much about how to I can better understand this disturbingly common experience and be more helpful. Bessel van der Kolk is a pioneer and beacon of sanity in a confused world, and his work highlights gentle new paradigms for healing.