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#217: Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk - Understanding & Healing Trauma

Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk is a psychiatrist, author, researcher and educator based in Boston, USA. Since the 1970s his research has been in the area of post-traumatic stress. He is the author of The New York Times best seller, The Body Keeps the Score. Bessel Van der Kolk served as a past president for the International Society for Traumatic stress Studies and former co-director of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. He is a professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and president of the Trauma Research Foundation in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Topics discussed:
- Are we all traumatised?
- What causes trauma?
- What is disassociation?
- How does trauma appear in the body?
- EMDR, psychedelics and Yoga
- The role of talk therapy
- Post traumatic growth?
- Much more

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