Somatic Experiencing

Peter Levine, PhD Developer of Somatic Experiencing, explains what "Somatic Experience" is and how it can help children and adults heal from trauma
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Somatic Experiencing is an approach that helps people restore their equilibrium after facing events that make them feel helpless and overwhelmed. It's really about drawing our innate capacity to heal from trauma. It's a method taught throughout the world, and particularly, I'm involved in applying this to children. And I've written a couple of books. Specifically, to help parents foster this resilient in their children.

Peter Levine, PhD Developer of Somatic Experiencing, explains what "Somatic Experience" is and how it can help children and adults heal from trauma

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Peter A. Levine, PhD

Author of Trauma Proofing Your Kids & Developer of Somatic Experiencing

Peter A. Levine, PhD, holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing, a body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, which conducts trainings in this work throughout the world. Dr. Levine was a stress consultant for NASA on the development of the space shuttle project. Levine’s international best-seller, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, has been translated into 24 languages. Levine’s contribution was honored in 2010 when he received the Lifetime Achievement award  Recognizing Outstanding Professionals in the Field of Child/Adolescent Mental Health from the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center.

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