Re·sil·ience  noun ri-ˈzil-yən(t)s

: the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens

: the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been pulled, stretched, pressed, bent, etc.


Bessel van der Kolk has worked since the 1970s with veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. He recently did an interview with Krista Tippett from On Being. He’s discovered some fascinating connections between mind and body and trauma. He works with people who have suffered terrible events in their lives, and his insights are valuable for everyone. His message is that resilience comes from working with our bodies first and our minds later.

It’s a lovely interview, full of hope and promise and resilience.

Listen here: Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma

Posted by Deirdre Walsh

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