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Who Is Bessel van der Kolk?

Bessel van der Kolk (born 8 July 1943) 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.

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The Best Bessel van der Kolk Books of All Time

Why these best Bessel van der Kolk books and not others? To stay objective, I rank all my book recommendations by a combination of what’s most loved (Goodreads rating), what’s most popular (Goodreads review count) and what’s proven timlessly relevant (first publication date).

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Best Bessel van der Kolk Books: The Body Keeps the Score
The Body Keeps the Score - Bessel A. van der Kolk (FREE Summary)
Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
The Body Keeps the Score is a fascinating dive into the hidden epidemic of trauma, what we've learned about it in the last 30 years and how to better diagnose, face and heal it - by psychiatrist, author and post-traumatic stress researcher, Bessel van der Kolk.
Published 2014 // 443 pages // Rated 4.4 over 72,200 reviews on Goodreads

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