A Revolutionary Approach to Treating PTSD

According to my esteemed colleague, in a recent N.Y. Times article, Bessel Van der Kold: “Trauma has nothing whatsoever to do with cognition,” he says. “It has to do with your body being reset to interpret the world as a dangerous place.” That reset begins in the deep recesses­ of the brain with its most primitive structures, regions that, he says, no cognitive therapy can access. Only through a somatic approach to neuroscience can PTSD be healed.

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