Excellent source of knowledge and understanding that come through extensive research, experience, and stories of real people with diverse needs and processes of healing. It helped me to understand my own experience as well as the complicated reality of others who have suffered some form of trauma.
Phenomenal, informative, and validating. My therapist recommended this before going into EMDR therapy, and it helped set me up for success.
So helpful and powerful.
I've never been intrested in psychology, but this book has changed my mind at all.
Very insightful and elucidative to the general public. It was a good listening.
incredibly thought provoking.
Tremendous insights for policymaking, individual health improvement, and professionals working with people suffering from the aftereffects of trauma,. Fascinating parallels between physical and mental health care industries. A life changing book that, if widely read and applied, could easily be world changing too.
The book was a very informative read, but the audiobook was even more enjoyable
Well researched! Great presentation!
This book is very informational! As a new yoga teacher I found it very helpful. it brought a special awareness to how trauma lives in the body and how to be mindful of each human, we don't know their story..♡
Amazing work. A must read!
great book to read
This book was extremely well-read and informative! It helped me learn so much about myself that I didn’t realize! It’s a long read and dense at times, but completely worth it!
So helpful and academic, don’t let that stop you from listening a lay person can totally understand. This book discusses so many different therapies for trauma. It’s a must read!
The best book I have ever read.
Amazing book. Very helpful to understanding both big and small trauma, it's manifestations and healing. From a scientific, analytical view, while compassionate and kind. Highly recommend!
This book is a look into common therapies used to treat many forms of trauma. The author walks us through the history of the treatment of psychological trauma going back to the start of his career into the modern day. His title is helpful as it points to the focus and findings of his career as well as changes in the field as a whole.
more people need to hear this.
Amazing book! Read till the end
Loved it! I learned so much about not only myself, but ideas, suggestions, for those I work with, those in my life and to be more open to others.
This book helped me process some deep rooted trauma in a way I hadn’t been able before. I will move forward with hope and recommend this book for those who want to unburden themselves of the past. There is help out there.
A great mix of scientific and human. An excellent listen for anyone dealing with trauma
Horrifyingly honest. As a DV survivor it hasn’t really occurred to me that SOME will manipulate lies to their financial benefit. Eye opening thanks to Mr Ellis for sharing his truth
Perhaps one of the most thought-provoking books to ever exist when it comes to understanding trauma.
While some may disagree with the theories proposed, there ought to be no doubt the influence Van Der Kolk has had on raising awareness and pushing into the spotlight what so many people, in silence, suffer from.
Exceptional book I had so many “the light bulb went on” moments. It helped me understand things that were said years ago and mine and other peoples reactions to different situation. Wish I had read this book many years ago it would have helped so much for me personally and others. Wish I could get some others to read/listen to it. I had times when he said something and I had to rewind and listen multiple times because it was “so that’s what that was about 40 years ago”. Wish I had known that then.
It was all very interesting and helpful for dealing with my own experiences and in knowing how to relate to others. I just was disappointed that there was no mention of the Bible, forgiveness of sins, freedom in Christ for fears, burdens, and rejection.
Amazing. Just amazing. I am someone with trauma. I am someone that will soon be adopting an older child that will have trauma. I have a husband with trauma. This book was so enlightening, so confirming, just so what I needed and honestly everyone needs to read/listen to. I will be listening to this one again and again.
The part about yoga was very well done it was helpful in remembering that the body carries the past which does not mean that the past and the future have to coincide
I've loved and recommended this book!!
This is my new favorite book. Very informative. This allowed me to understand trauma and PTSD in a way I never thought I could. I have a better understanding of treatments, especially EMDR. I would definitely listen again as I am sure I missed some information. Highly recommend!
A fascinating and deep dive for those new to causes, symptoms, and treatments of trauma.
informative, educational, eye opening & heartbreaking. This book helped to make sense of personal experiences as well as to understand how trauma can manifest& be treated.
An excellent book for therapists and for people struggling with trauma. Highly recommend it!!!
Good for the mind
extremely good read.