Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma

Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma

Monday, April 17, 2023 - 19:00 to Monday, April 24, 2023 - 21:00
Personal Growth
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Dr Peter Levine is world-renowned for his work on trauma and is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®

Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), developed by Dr Peter Levine, is a naturalistic and neurobiological approach to treating trauma and other stress-related disorders. SE offers a framework to assess where a person is 'stuck' in the fight, flight, fawn, freeze, or collapse responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. It offers practical skills appropriate to various healing and helping professions, including medical and mental health providers, first responders, educators, spiritual advisors, and more.

Trauma can come from many things like war and abuse, but it can also come from a difficult birth, an automobile accident, losing a loved one, or even an invisible threat that stokes fear, like COVID-19. These protective mechanisms can get stuck in the body, and many become frozen in the past, unable to be fully present in the here and now and unable to move forward in life with ease and joy. For some, traumatic experiences may lead to chronic fear, anxiety, and depression, as well as various physical symptoms such as chronic pain and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

In this 2 part online course, through personal stories, a slide presentation, and Q & A, Dr. Levine will guide us in how the SE approach gently facilitates the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, thus addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms, allowing us to better manage stressful times without overload, burnout, or regretful transgressions.

Specifically, the course will:

• Define how trauma responses are a set of defensive bodily reactions meant to protect us and how they may present in a patient.

• Identify how trauma-based perceptions remain fundamentally unchanged until the internal experience of the body changes.

• Demonstrate various techniques to aid with nervous system regulation.

• Explain the origin of Somatic Experiencing through the eyes of the founder, Peter A Levine, PhD

Monday 17 April  7pm-9pm
Monday 24 April  7pm-9pm


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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