31st Annual International Trauma Conference • May 28th - 30th • Virtual Conference Register Now
Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Understanding and healing from trauma

The Body Keeps the Score

Published in 32 Languages

Being able to feel safe with other people is probably ​the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.

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May 28-30, 2020 | Virtual

Psychological Trauma in the Age of Coronavirus
The Interplay of Neuroscience, Embodiment, and the Regulation of the Self
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31st Annual International Trauma Conference

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Group Supervision & Consultation Program

A 6-week program with Bessel van der Kolk where we share, collaborate, and learn together.

Limit 6 per group

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Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change ​the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience ​and learning to befriend what is going on inside ourselves.

Being able to feel safe with other people is probably ​the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.

Bessel van der Kolk MD has spent his professional life studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences. He translates emerging findings from neuroscience and attachment research to develop and study a range of effective treatments for traumatic stress and developmental trauma in children and adults.

Scientific Publications

Integrating Therapy with Science

In the past 3 decades, we have learned an enormous amount about brain functions and interpersonal attachment systems. This new knowledge has not always been systematically applied to help traumatized children and adults heal from trauma. Dr. van der Kolk's work is focused on integrating therapy with science.

Dr. van der Kolk has published over 150 peer reviewed articles, diversely ranging from neuroimaging, self-injury, memory, neurofeedback, developmental trauma, yoga, and theater to EMDR.

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Virtual Conference | May 28-30 (See you next year)

Psychological Trauma in the Age of Coronavirus

The Interplay of Neuroscience, Embodiment, and the Regulation of the Self

Fantastic lectures given by world leading experts. If you miss the conference, please join the TRF community. The lectures will be available for purchase June 8th. Email: [email protected] if you have any questions.

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ONLINE Q&A

Let's Talk

*NEW PROGRAM WITH BESSEL VAN DER KOLK MD*
An engaging deep dive into issues and topics that are important to you and your community. Join Let's Talk.

Communities: Educators, Therapists, Medical Professionals, Bodyworkers, Veterans, Lawyers, Judges, and more.
Special Topics: Childhood Trauma, Intergenerational Trauma, Domestic Violence, and more.

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Training

Group Supervision & Consultation Program

A 6-week program where we share, collaborate, and learn together. Limited 6 per group.

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20 minutes, led by Josefin Wikström

TRF TUESDAY: Free Community Event

LET'S MOVE

Welcome to this eight-week program that combines movement sequences and therapeutic yoga, building up towards internal awareness practices and a mindfulness-based relaxation at the end of the eight weeks. The practices in the program are following our natural instincts for releasing stress; shaking things off, taking a deep breath and connecting both feet firmly on the ground.

All practices are Tuesdays at 4 PM EST

Can't make it? Register and a link will be emailed to you when the video is available.

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Breathing exercise

Activating Your Neural Pathway

Restoring a sense of self is critically important in recovering from trauma. Body-centered activities like deep breathing exercises help us regulate our internal states and restore and repair the connection between our minds and our bodies. In this video, Dr. van der Kolk introduces us to the concept of deep breathing as a practice to activate the neural pathway that allows us to access our internal experience.

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Upcoming Events

17 - 17 April 2020

Neuro Education Conference - Understanding the Impact of Trauma

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08 - 08 May 2020

Neurofeedback (Special Topic & Workshop)

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13 - 13 May 2020

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