Robert Scaer: Understanding the brain, and what happens in stress and trauma

In this conversation, Dr Scaer gives an overview of how the thinking brain and the emotional brain interact, and what happens in stress and trauma.

Robert Scaer, M.D., is Board Certified in Neurology, and has been in practice for 36 years, 20 of those as Medical Director at the Mapleton Rehabilitation Center in Boulder, CO.   More recently he has pursued the study of traumatic stress and its role in emotional and physical syndromes and diseases. Now retired from clinical medical practice, he writes and lectures in the field of traumatology.

He has published two books for professionals: The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation and Disease (2001 & 2007), and The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency (2005).  He also wrote a book for the general public, 8 Keys to Brain-Body Balance, published by Norton in 2012. See:

Published August 2011. See other conversation with Robert Scaer.