📚 Book Club: The Body Keeps the Score

Jan 26, 2022 · Portland, United States of America

📚 Book Club: The Body Keeps the Score

For our first Book Club of 2022, Women Who Code Portland and IEEE Oregon Women in Engineering (WIE) will be reading and discussing "The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma" by Bessel van der Kolk.

We chose this book in observance of the New Year, New Year - New You! Explore how you rewire your brain with integrative practice.

Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score offers proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy—and a way to reclaim lives.

📘 Book Selection

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Author: Bessel van der Kolk
More info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18693771-the-body-keeps-the-score

If you are a student, unemployed, underemployed, or need assistance to purchase this book, we will buy it for you and mail it to your house. Fill out this form by Dec 15: https://forms.gle/Hf9w4CyAdpDrrX9T9 (Make sure you indicate the name of the book in the form and confirm that you will attend the event.)

⏰ Agenda

6:00 - Welcome & Introductions
6:15 - General Discussion
7:30 - Closing Remarks

☎️ We will send out the link to a Zoom invite prior to the event.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

👩🏽‍💻 About the IEEE Oregon Section WIE Affinity Group

This book club is also brought to you by the Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group for IEEE Oregon Section. IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the organization within IEEE dedicated to supporting and promoting women engineers and scientists; this community consists of women in engineering as well as their allies. We are all here to work together to support each other and increase the number of women working in the most interesting of all areas of engineering – electrical engineering!!

🔷 Code of Conduct

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