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    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—the body keeps the score. That’s how Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s leading experts on developmental trauma, explains how our long-term health and happiness can be compromised by prior exposure to violence, emotional abuse, and other forms of traumatic stress. In his new book, Dr. van der Kolk explores how innovative treatments—ranging from meditation and neurofeedback to yoga, sports, and drama—offer new paths to healing and wellness.

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    This looks really really really interesting thanks Wind, i work with trauma intervention with nurture base and mindfulness, feel before watching and listening that i will learn from it, use it, n pass it along, many ways to sway the world and this feels spot on.

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    I'm afraid to find out the hidden effects I may still be carrying. But it'll happen, sooner or later.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    I'm afraid to find out the hidden effects I may still be carrying. But it'll happen, sooner or later.
    Have you read the book? I haven't yet, but I will now.

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    I actually tested that way once ... EMDR ... the therapist turned a light on me and then tried to induce the trauma scenario. He tried it once and gave up because he got no reaction out of me ... maybe he should have tested me for sociopathy ...
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    I haven't read the book, but I'm quite interested.

    I have a family member who bears the scars of abuse. I'd be interested in the insight.

    I really only experienced difficulties. Emotional trauma, yes. Not so much physical.

    But I think my heart bears the damage from emotional trauma. I should probably have it checked out.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    I'm afraid to find out the hidden effects I may still be carrying. But it'll happen, sooner or later.
    that's an interesting observation you make... It's possible that they might never manifest ... unless and until another trauma occurs. Another therapist once remarked that I might never have experienced the anxiety and depression that I did without certain subsequent events occurring. It was like the stage was set for me from early trauma, my mother's death when I was a child, and then when a tornado destroyed my younger brother's life and I was on scene to see it all go down, it was actually that trauma that set things in motion. My response was "I could have done without that".
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    I carry physical, emotional and mental trauma which has accumulated over the years and decades. I think intergenerational trauma is an interesting theory... My father experienced a violent youth as he was quite outgoing and I suppose back then times were different here among the gangs and so forth, he said that he never initiated fights, but had to defend himself as he didn't choose to run away and people were more violent especially when alcohol was involved. However he was never violent or abusive towards his own children as he is a good person at heart. I haven't always seen eye to eye with him, but I do respect him for what he has done and for not being abusive like some other parents I know that have been. I think there is a special place in hell reserved for people who abuse their children.
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    I'm feeling you, Wind ... I would probably be considered abused by shrinks funny thing is that subject has never been broached. Too many other issues I suppose. Mostly women and society in general.
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    That's why I'm always rooting for the underdog. Also I think you're too much of the emotional type to be a sociopath, NAP.

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    that's kind of the way I see it, too Wind ... sometimes I wonder though ... I'm not much of a conformist in my own little world. but the big world keeps encroaching on my little one.
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    In this memorable conversation from SAND 18 Peter Levine, the father of trauma therapy work, and Thomas Huebl, a spiritual teacher known for his work integrating healing of collective trauma, discuss the relationship between healing trauma and spiritual growth. One theme that repeats throughout the discussion is that we are all connected through the traumatization of the world, and that the healing of trauma is a way of returning to the wholeness and fullness of living.

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