Dr. Peter Levine and the Somatic Experiencing Approach to Trauma

untitledPeter A. Levine, Ph.D. is a prominent expert in the field of Trauma. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and the Director of The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. Dr. Levine holds doctorate degrees in both Medical Biophysics and in Psychology. He spent 35 years studying stress and trauma and has contributed to numerous scientific and popular publications. He has authored several books, including international best seller, Walking the Tiger: Healing Trauma and his most recent book, In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness.

In this video, Dr. Peter Levine illuminates the Somatic Experiencing Approach to treating trauma. He begins by discussing the origins of his work in trauma and what lead him to develop the Somatic Experiencing Approach. Dr. Levine describes how this approach helps heal trauma. He offers various examples of how the Somatic Experiencing Approach has been applied successfully, including treating children, veterans suffering from PTSD, and groups who have recently experienced a natural disaster. This video not only gives the viewer the opportunity to understand Dr. Levine’s methodology, but it also offers a rare opportunity to watch him practice this approach with patients.

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