A “personal how-to guide for using the theory Dr. Levine first introduced in his highly acclaimed work Waking the Tiger”. Features useful illustrations as well as an audio CD to help readers heal trauma through a series of exercises that helps us focus on bodily sensations.
Are you experiencing physical or emotional symptoms that no one is able to explain? If so, you may be suffering a traumatic reaction to a past event, teaches Dr. Peter A. Levine. On Healing Trauma, this respected therapist and teacher brings you face to face with an effective new treatment not a talking cure, but a deep physiological process for releasing your past traumas. Medical researchers have known for decades that survivors of accidents, disasters, and childhood trauma often endure lifelong symptoms ranging from anxiety and depression to unexplained physical pain. As a young stress researcher at U.C. Berkeley, Dr. Levine made a remarkable discovery: that all animals, including humans, are born with a natural ability to rebound from these distressing situations. On Healing Trauma, you will learn Dr. Levine’s four-phase method of somatic healing. You will learn how and where you are storing unresolved distress, how to become more aware of your body’s physiological responses to danger, and specific methods to free yourself from trauma. Now you can learn to address unexplained symptoms at their source your body and return to the natural state you were meant to live in, with Healing Trauma.
From Amazon readers:
“Through guided techniques, Peter A. Levine brings the reader from a place of disconnection and disharmony to a place of accepting an experience occurred and healing the trauma. This is a Twelve-Phase Program with an Integrated CD.”
“It is like a psychologist leading a patient through guided imagery. The book has lists of descriptions to help you analyze your emotions and there is information on how our bodies react to extremely stressful situations.”
“Dr. Levine's book is the first and only answer that I've found in four years of searching to the problem of Secondary Stress in the wives of combat veterans suffering from PTSD. With his program, we can finally get real help with the problems we face every day in this tumultuous life of living with PTSD in veterans. If you are a vet-wife, buy this book. It will change your life.”