by Bessel van de Kolk
Reviewed by Linda:I watched this title stay on the bestseller list for almost a decade, but never quite understood what it was about. Finally, I got around to reading it and found it fascinating. Anyone who enjoys a scientific/medical book written for the nonspecialist will be spellbound. The author, a psychiatrist and leading researcher into the effects of trauma on humans, explains his subject and the growing understanding that the medical community has gained of it. He looks at the sometimes surprising ways that sufferers can be helped, including yoga, neurofeedback, theater therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. The author's compassion for his patients and his ability to learn from them is inspiring.