Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is a psychiatrist, researcher, professor of psychiatry at Boston University, and one of the world’s leading experts on post-traumatic stress — especially when it comes to how trauma affects the brain, body, and nervous system.
He has pioneered approaches for trauma treatment that focus on calming the nervous system, increasing executive function, and grounding patients in the present. In his research, Bessel has worked with a variety of clinical approaches, including neurofeedback, EMDR, psychodrama, and yoga.
Bessel is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications and multiple books, including The Body Keeps the Score.
You can check out a course with Bessel van der Kolk, MD, here:
How to Work with the Traumatized Brain
3 CE/CME Credits Available
The Treating Trauma Master Series
10 CE/CME Credits Available
Expert Strategies for Working with Traumatic Memory
2.75 CE/CME Credits Available
How to Work with the Limbic System to Reverse the Physiological Imprint of Trauma
3.25 CE/CME Credits Available
Find out more about Bessel van der Kolk’s approach to working with trauma here:
When the COVID-19 Pandemic Leaves Us Feeling Helpless
For most patients, the COVID-19 crisis has created a “new normal.”. . .
How Limbic System Therapy Can Help Resolve Trauma
Targeting the limbic system can make our interventions more effective. . .
3 Ways Undiagnosed Trauma Disrupts Lives
When people have trouble paying attention, when they’re too emotional . . .
Three Ways Trauma Changes the Brain
The treatment of trauma can be some of the most complex work practitioners face. . .