Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. His specialty is trauma, and teaches us how traumatic stress wires the brain, changes our capacity to think, and controls our bodies. Notably, he offers hope that there are ways to heal. He's the author of The body keeps Score (2014). His other books include Psychological Trauma (1987) and Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society (1996).