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

  • By: Summary Station
  • Narrated by: Tony Armagno
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
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Bessel Van der Kolk, MD, is the author of The Body Keeps the Score. In this book, Bessel examines the ways that trauma can affect people and how they can recover from past traumatic events. When a person experiences trauma, it will change the wiring in their brain, and this will cause a change in the way that person views their life and everyday situations. Trauma has a negative effect on both the body and mind in a way that will prevent a person affected by trauma from enjoying the present moment.

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  • By Kiki21 on 14-06-17

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Reviewed: 14-06-17

I gained key insights into trauma and - for the first time - learnt about Developmental Trauma Disorder. As a result I will be buying several hard copies of the book to share with friends and professionals. I agree with the author that trauma is such an important area and people should be given every opportunity to understand and recover from trauma so they can lead lives free from fear, addiction, stress and anxiety. Thank you so much for making this available on Audible!

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  • Kaffir Boy

  • The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
  • By: Mark Mathabane
  • Narrated by: Mark Mathabane
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa’s most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang wars and midnight police raids were his rites of passage. Like every other child born in the hopelessness of apartheid, he learned to measure his life in days, not years. Yet Mark Mathabane, armed only with the courage of his family and a hard-won education, raised himself up from the squalor and humiliation to win a scholarship to an American university.

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  • One of the most inspirational books ever, I was gripped to the very end,

  • By Trish on 16-06-15

Crossing the threshold

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Reviewed: 27-03-17

Brilliant book - highly recommended. Wonderfully and meaningfully read by the author himself. The story is touching, honest, and inspiring, and for me - deeply meaningful.

As a white Afrikaner woman, born in the mid-seventies to a family in the white suburbs around Durban, this book has been deeply valuable to me. Sixteen years old when Mandela was released, and 18 years old when South Africa's first free and fair elections were held, I have lived my entire adult life under a cloud of guilt, and too frightened to learn more how bad things really were during Apartheid - a system from which I benefited so much, particularly in terms of my government schooling and my family's ability to support my
What touched me about this book is that, despite all the suffering experienced by Mark Mathabane and his family, he makes it clear that the highly sophisticated Apartheid machine, with its finely tuned capacity for propaganda and outright lies, cheated both white and black South Africans the opportunity to meet and learn from one another. His openness and forgiving heart gave me the courage to really listen, to really hear and understand how it felt to live on the other side of the high security compounds in which whites locked themselves.

And that is what this book has done for me - allowing me to leave shame behind and move forward with an understanding and open heart.