Who can use "Somatic Experiencing"?

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Who can use "Somatic Experiencing"?

One of the things about somatic experiencing is, although of course we have trained many professionals in this methodology, it's also something we really give to people to help empower their own lives. So there's a lot of things people can learn to do, especially things that parents can learn to do to prevent trauma developing in their children and to help children rebound from past traumas they've happened. One example, very common example. Children fall. Sometimes just taking the time to be with children after they've fallen can prevent trauma from developing at a later time. Also children sometimes undergo invasive medical procedures, surgeries, and this is another area that parents can really help their children to prevent the trauma from becoming part of their lives.

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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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