Episode 15

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma

This Mormonish podcast features our The Good Book Club discussion of The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. Doctor Van Der Kolk is a leading expert on trauma and in his book The Body Keeps the Score he uses recent scientific advancements to show how trauma literally reshapes our body and brain which can often keep us from experiencing pleasure, engagement, self control and trust. The book explores innovative treatments from neuro-feedback and meditation to sports, drama and yoga that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain's natural healing powers. We learned so much from this book and our discussion was at times difficult but also healing and wonderful. We are sure that you will find something that resonates with you in this discussion too. This Good Book Club meeting was originally held on February 12th, 2023.

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Rebecca Bibliotheca

Rebecca Bibliotheca is a mother or three boys, co-founder of "The Good Book Club," a virtual reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, cohost of "Mormon Media Reviews," and leader of the "Mormon Stories Book Club." She has a Masters of Library and Information Science from BYU and worked for many years at the BYU Library. She and her husband, Tom, also founded a youth theater program that is in its 19th year. Rebecca loves the theater, reading, film, spending times outdoors, church watching and iced coffee!
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Landon Brophy

Landon Brophy is the proud father of four children, two grandchildren, three ATVs and a boat. He's a former military officer, the co-founder of The Good Book Club, a reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, ann international manager for a global defense contractor, and a worldwide traveler. He and his wife founded "Utah Wanderers," an online travel guide to exploring Utah. Landon loves the outdoors, ATVing, boating, flying, reading, observing the "ongoing restoration" and second Saturdays!