The Body Keeps the Score Workbook
Trauma is an often denied phenomenon; most people will like to believe that they have no first-hand traumatic experience, neither do they want to see it plaguing their friends and families. However, trauma is not a reality of some faraway land or previous wars, it is alive and well around us. Trauma plagues the average person in seemingly calm environments as it plagues refugees and soldiers from war torn states. As is with many workbooks, this workbook is developed with the sole aim of providing aid to the readers and prospective readers of Bessel van der Kolk's The Body Keeps The Score. This will help those who are new to the subject matter of trauma and the mind gain a fundamental understanding based on the contents of each chapter of Dr van der Kolk's book. The purpose of this workbook is to help the reader/user better understand the author's perspective on the subject of trauma. This is a book of practice, and its usefulness can only be quantified by how much knowledge can be gleaned from it as regards to the ideas presented in The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk. The user of this workbook is encouraged to put their unique ideas on Dr van der Kolk's thoughts down on paper. By recording their progress and engaging in frequent practices, the user of this workbook will be acquiesced to the lessons from The Body Keeps The Score. This workbook is modelled after the original structure of Bessel van der Kolk's text and spaces have been created to give room for the reader/user's comments on various subject matters and actions that help in the learning process. The workbook has a chapter dedicated to every chapter in Bessel van der Kolk's The Body Keeps The Score where the contents of each chapter are summarized and issues related to the themes of each chapter are highlighted. The user can then use the thematic knowledge from these summaries to quickly decipher the author's point of view and draw out unique insights.