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Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk

Keynote Speaker: Psychiatrist & Expert in PTSD

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Bessel van der Kolk Biography

Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D. is a pioneer clinician, researcher, and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress. His work uniquely integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic, somatic, and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.

His #1 New York Times Science best seller, “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma” (translated in 38 languages), 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, psychedelic therapy, psychodrama, mindfulness techniques, parts work, yoga, and body work. Dr. van der Kolk and his various collaborators have published extensively on the impact of trauma on development, such as dissociative problems, borderline personality and self-mutilation, cognitive development, memory, and the psychobiology of trauma. He has published over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles on such diverse topics as neuroimaging, self-injury, memory, neurofeedback, Developmental Trauma, yoga, theater, and EMDR.

He is founder of the Trauma Center (now the Trauma Research Foundation) in Boston, MA; past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School and Principal Investigator Boston site of MAPS sponsored MDMA assisted psychotherapy study. He regularly teaches at universities and hospitals around the world.

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Bessel van der Kolk Videos

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Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bessel van der Kolk for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bessel van der Kolk, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bessel van der Kolk or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Bessel van der Kolk?

Booking fees for Bessel van der Kolk, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bessel van der Kolk, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Bessel van der Kolk?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bessel van der Kolk for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bessel van der Kolk for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bessel van der Kolk or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bessel van der Kolk or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Bessel van der Kolk is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Mental Health, Psychology and Stress. The estimated speaking fee range to book Bessel van der Kolk for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Bessel van der Kolk generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are James Garbarino, Dr. Christian Conte and Dr. Kristen Lee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bessel van der Kolk for an upcoming event.

Bessel van der Kolk Videos

3 Things Bessel van der Kolk Did To Help Him Through His Recent ...
Bessel van der Kolk - effective methods for treating trauma - YouTube
Bessel van der Kolk - how to detoxify the body from trauma - YouTube

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How to book Bessel van der Kolk?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bessel van der Kolk for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bessel van der Kolk, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bessel van der Kolk or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Bessel van der Kolk?

Booking fees for Bessel van der Kolk, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bessel van der Kolk, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Bessel van der Kolk?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bessel van der Kolk for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bessel van der Kolk for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bessel van der Kolk or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bessel van der Kolk or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Bessel van der Kolk is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Mental Health, Psychology and Stress. The estimated speaking fee range to book Bessel van der Kolk for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Bessel van der Kolk generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are James Garbarino, Dr. Christian Conte and Dr. Kristen Lee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bessel van der Kolk for an upcoming event.

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