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Nonfiction Book Club (May 2023)

May 9 @ 4:30 pm CDT

Our Nonfiction Book Club will be reading The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. We will meet in person May 9th at 5:30pm in the Hattiesburg Library’s Board Room (2nd Floor). Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk of Hattiesburg Library. New members are welcome – feel free to email [email protected] with questions.

“Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.”


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May 9
4:30 pm CDT


Library of Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County


Library of Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County