trauma

VIDEO: Dr. Peter Levine Discusses His First Trauma Patient

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. Peter Levine. Dr. Peter Levine tells the story of his first trauma patient. Dr. Peter A. Levine: I was introduced to the field of  trauma in 1979 and a colleague of mine, a psychiatrist, wanted me to see a patient of his and this patient had gone… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Peter Levine on What Drew Him to Study Trauma

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. Peter Levine. Dr. Peter Levine talks about what drew him to the study of trauma. Dr. Peter A. Levine: I was being interviewed on this live TV program and they said, “Well, how is it that you’re so interested in trauma? You spent your life studying trauma…. Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Peter Levine on the Treatment of Trauma in Different Cultures

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. Peter Levine. Dr. Peter Levine describes the treatment of trauma in other cultures. Dr. Peter A. Levine: As you can see, my journey went in many directions from animal behavior to studying some of the ancient yogic and shamanic traditions.  I taught at the Hopi Reservation for… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Peter Levine on Historical Biasis Somatic Experiencing Approach

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. Peter Levine. Dr. Peter Levine talks about the historical basis of the Somatic Experiencing Approach. Dr. Peter A. Levine: Our model for therapy has come, from Freud on, from the idea of the “talking cure,” that somehow, if we talk about these things, we’ll be freed from… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Peter Levine on Helping Children who Experience Trauma

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. Peter Levine. Dr. Peter Levine talks about helping children who experience trauma. Dr. Peter A. Levine: Our organization, the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, has done a lot of work in areas where there have been tremendous natural disasters — earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes.  And we’ve worked with… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Peter Levine on Somatic Experiencing in a Group Setting

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. Peter Levine. Dr. Peter Levine gives an example of the Somatic Experiencing Approach in a group setting. Dr. Peter A. Levine: My next trip was in Athens because my book was being released in Greek and I was going to do a thing for the publisher there. … Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Peter Levine on Sexual Abuse and Relational Trauma

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. Peter Levine. Dr. Peter Levine talks about child sexual abuse and relational trauma. Dr. Peter A. Levine: What makes it ultimately more complex and more difficult is often that the perpetrator is the parent or the family member. That’s much more common than a stranger.  And so… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Peter Levine on Somatic Experiencing Approach and Attachment

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. Peter Levine. Dr. Peter Levine describes a case example of the Somatic Experiencing Approach in relation to a toddler who had trouble attaching to his mother. Dr. Peter A. Levine: One of the videos is work I did with a 12 or 14-month-old. He never really attached,… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Peter Levine Case Example of Somatic Experiencing Approach for PTSD

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. Peter Levine. Dr. Peter Levine describes a case example of the Somatic Experiencing Approach for Combatting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Peter A. Levine: I also have a video I made of an Iraq-Afghanistan Marine who was blown up by two IED’s and completely destroyed. But, again,… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Peter Levine on Working Through a Personal Traumatic Experience

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. Peter A. Levine. Dr. Peter Levine describes working his way through a personal traumatic experience. Dr. Peter A. Levine: It was a perfect February winter day in southern California. I was going to go up to LA for a friend’s 60th birthday, and as I was crossing… Read more »

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