Address your intellectual wellness with NLI's Community Book Club!

We are pleased to invite you to the Community Book Club's 11th book offering! As part of the 2022 Wellness Initiative, the club will be reading The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bressen Van Der Kolk. Slated to take place primarily within the month of July, which is the month that NLI features intellectual wellness, this special edition of the Community Book Club covers the topic of trauma. Previously, hundreds of community members have contributed to ongoing dialogue on social justice and important race-related topics. We now invite you to join us for this topic on June 21 as we begin The Body Keeps The Score discussions. The group will convene weekly on Tuesdays until July 26. Guests will participate in discussions led by NLI facilitator GiGi Elder. Participants should be ready to discuss the Introduction and Chapters 1 & 2 at the first session.  NLI is also planning a separate special event on this topic and all Community Book Club members are welcomed to attend. See all event details below. 

About the book:
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.



June 21 - July 26, 2022
Tuesdays from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (an optional 'Wind Down' session that extends the conversation until 8:30 pm will be offered each week)

This book is available at bookstores and online.. NLI has also secured limited copies for those guests unable to secure their own copy.
Contact Michelle for more info. 


This is an online event. The link for our weekly Tuesday Zoom sessions will be shared spearately.

NLI Contact

Michelle Broome