Intergenerational Trauma: Making the Invisible, Visible

Intergenerational Trauma: Making the Invisible, Visible

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:30
Personal Growth
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Dr Peter Levine gives his first live event at Alternatives

We tend to believe in free will, that we ultimately determine our fate and are the captains of our own ships. This belief is often challenged when we become aware of repetitive patterns of suffering and unhappiness that may have spanned generations. These connective threads are an energetic presence of unresolved trauma responses that were once activated for protection and have now been woven from generation to generation. These lingering "ghosts" can still have powerful influences on our emotions, reactions, behaviors, and choices.

In this talk, Dr Peter Levine will explore how we may be influenced by circumstances that our ancestors have experienced during their lifetimes. These influences may be beyond our conscious awareness. By exploring our unconscious connection, we can approach the complexities of our family line with reverence to heal the Self. In addition to intergenerational trauma healing, we may also connect to great ancestral resources and vitality that can support us on our path to wellness.

In this talk, we will:

• Discuss intergenerational transmission of trauma and how it affects the body, including historical trauma and unhealthy patterns passed on from generation to generation
• Connect to our known and unknown ancestors through active imagination using an embodied Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) approach

• Practice SE tools that can help reset the nervous system back to a more authentic place of being

About the speaker, Peter Levine

Peter Levine PhD is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a naturalistic and neurobiological approach to healing trauma. He holds doctorates in both Biophysics and Psychology. He is the Founder and President of the Ergos Institute for Somatic Education and the Founder and Advisor for Somatic Experiencing International.

Dr. Levine is the author of several best-selling books on trauma, including Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma (published in over 29 languages). He has received Lifetime Achievement awards from Psychotherapy Networker and from the US Association for Body-Oriented Psychotherapy. He continues to teach trauma healing workshops internationally.

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