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Healing Book Club – The Body Keeps the Score
October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, happening 16 times
The Healing Book Club meets every Saturday at 4 pm eastern, for 1 hour. Calls are led by CPTSD Foundation staff member, Sabra Cain.
Participants who join each week are encouraged to read the current chapter or section only, which will be outlined by the leader during each call. This allows everyone to stay on the same page and have an open discussion on what each chapter means to them, how you can apply it to your life, agree or disagree with the thoughts of the author, and share general ideas about the content.
We welcome participation from all members during the call, however it is not required. You may interact as little or as much as you wish.
Not a member of the book club yet? No problem at all, just click here to learn more and get signed up! Your healing book club membership includes a small monthly donation of $7.00, which goes directly to our scholarship fund to help provide CPTSD Foundation resources and access to Daily Recovery Support to those who are struggling financially.
Currently, the club is reading through “The Body Keeps the Score. Brain, Mind, and Body in Healing of Trauma”.
by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Excerpt from Amazon listing –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.