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Book Club (Virtual)
October 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree – $20
Book clubs promote a love of literature in a positive, nurturing environment. The purpose of any club is to bring a community together to learn about and discuss something that is important to them, while also increasing accountability to finish the book. The book club will be an ongoing workshop for those who want to learn and read about various mental health topics with like-minded individuals. For these two book club workshops, we will read “The Body Keeps the Score” by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk.
*You are required to purchase the book before the date of the first book club.”
Summary of the book: “Trauma comes in all forms, from near-death experiences to unexpected loss. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk uses recent scientific discoveries to reveal how trauma doesn’t just impact the mind, but also the body. According to van der Kolk, trauma can compromise the sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. In his #1 New York Times bestselling book, “The Body Keeps the Score,” he explores treatment methods that help activate the brain’s natural neuroplasticity in trauma patients. More than an achievement in neuroscience, “The Body Keeps the Score” is a way for readers to potentially find their way through the depths of trauma with unique approaches to therapy like yoga and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. The book has garnered the interest and praise of many in neuroscience and psychology.