The Body Keeps the Score, a best-seller exploring trauma, became even more popular during the pandemic. Guardian journalist Zoe Williams explores why and interviews the author Dr Bessel van der Kolk. Trained in EMDR, van der Kolk’s book includes a fascinating chapter on the therapy.

The links below contain details of traumatic events that some readers may find upsetting.

Read the chapter on EMDR in The Body Keeps the Score here