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Tue, 17 September 2024

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST

Dr Bessel van der Kolk – How The Body Keeps the Score

Live in Conversation with Kirkland Newman

Traumatic experiences leave their imprint on the body as well as the mind. Dr Bessel van der Kolk joins Mindhealth360 founder Kirkland Newman to offer a new paradigm for healing.

The helplessness and invisibility associated with trauma need not be inevitable. Drawn from more than thirty years at the forefront of research and clinical practice, Dr Bessel van der Kolk’s global bestseller The Body Keeps The Score showed us that the terror and isolation at the core of trauma literally reshape both brain and body – and demonstrated a new approach to recovery, moving away from standard talking and drug therapies to heal mind, brain and body.

Now Dr van der Kolk joins us in conversation with the founder and editor of Mindhealth360, Kirkland Newman, to explore his bold new paradigm for treatment.

Fusing insights from the cutting-edge of neuroscience with the weight of decades of experience as an active therapist, Dr Van Der Kolk will reveal the power of our relationships – whether in the intimacy of the home or in our wider communities – to both hurt and heal.

Join us to discover how both adults and children can reclaim ownership of their bodies and their lives.

This event is presented in partnership with MindHealth360, a free, global resource for integrative mental health and functional medicine psychiatry that aims to revolutionise the way mental health is approached in the mainstream.

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Praise for Bessel Van Der Kolk:

‘Dr. van der Kolk’s masterpiece combines the boundless curiosity of the scientist, the erudition of the scholar, and the passion of the truth teller’ Judith Herman, author of Trauma and Recovery

‘Van der Kolk draws on thirty years of experience to argue powerfully that trauma is one of the West’s most urgent public health issues … Packed with science and human stories’ New Scientist

‘Breathtaking in its scope and breadth, a seminal work by one of the preeminent pioneers in trauma research and treatment’ Peter A. Levine, author of In An Unspoken Voice

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Bessel A. van der Kolk

Clinician, researcher, internationally-bestselling author

Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D. is a pioneer clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress. His work uniquely integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic, somatic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment. His #1 New York Times Science best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma (translated in 38 languages), transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He is founder of the Trauma Center (now the Trauma Research Foundation) in Boston, MA; past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School and Principal Investigator Boston site of MAPS sponsored MDMA assisted psychotherapy study.

Kirkland Newman

Founder and Editor of MindHealth360

Kirkland Newman is an Anglo-American journalist and entrepreneur. She is the Founder and Editor of MindHealth360, a free, global resource for integrative mental health and functional medicine psychiatry, the Host of The MindHealth360 Show, and the Executive Director of IMMH, Integrative Medicine for Mental Health.

She created MindHealth360 after her own postpartum depression to address the epidemic of mental health issues and the lack of sustainable, root-cause based solutions for mental health in mainstream medicine. She launched the MindHealth360 Show in 2020 to give a voice to the top practitioners of integrative mental health from around the world. In 2023, she took over the leading global integrative mental health conference, IMMH, to educate mental health practitioners about the latest scientific research and best clinical practice in integrative mental health and functional medicine psychiatry.