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  • The Body Remembers

    The Body Remembers
    by Babette Rothschild
    Reviewed by Meg

    I picked this book up a couple of years ago after hearing many people sing its praise. After reading it I would certainly join in on the chorus! (Yes, that was supposed to be witty...ahem ) Post-trauma reactions such as flashbacks and other disconcerting bodily sensations are, by their very nature, frightening to experience. Having a better understanding of what is going on in your body can help to reduce that fear a little, however.

    Babette Rothschild explains how human memory is believed to be affected by exposure to trauma. Her book covers the major conceptual divisions in memory, the physical brain structures associated with them, and explains the practical consequences when things go a bit awry. Her use of examples makes the content easier to understand.

    In addition to explaining the theoretical side of posttraumatic stress reactions, Rothschild provides an overview of how this theory may be effectively applied in a therapeutic setting.

    I personally felt quite enlightened after reading this book and am glad that I invested time in reading it carefully. The content is relatively complex, but is well laid out and written with the non-professional reader in mind. I would recommend it to anybody who is interested in dedicating some time to learning more about post-traumatic reactions.
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