on Somatic Trauma Treatment
What if the traumatic event wasn't the cause of trauma? It's time to rethink trauma by looking to the body's memory of the event, not the mind's interpretation of the story.
As a therapist, you know the invisible wounds of trauma are often the most painful and difficult to heal. You want to help your clients repair their wounds, but nothing you try is healing their emotional scars.
Find lasting relief for your clients with Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE)® method. Somatic Experiencing® is the result of over forty years of observation, research and development, and now you can learn to apply the body-oriented techniques to your practice with this powerful online course: Peter Levine on Somatic Trauma Treatment.
When you sign up today, you'll have a front row seat to see Peter in session with Ray, an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran suffering from severe PTSD, a traumatic brain injury and Tourette-like convulsions. In just five sessions, you'll see how Peter's somatic approach to resolving trauma provided a 90% drop in convulsions, improved sleep and decreased nightmares for Ray.
If you're ready to radically improve the lives of your patients, repair wounds, and provide them with stability and peace, don't wait! Sign up today and gain new tools to integrate and add richness to your current trauma treatment plans.
In this comprehensive online training, Somatic Experiencing® founder Peter Levine, Ph.D., will guide you step-by-step through six sessions of in-depth training to teach you the essentials of his powerful, body-oriented approach. Then you'll discover the power of Somatic Experiencing® by seeing it in action through real-life in-session videos — so you will be prepared to incorporate the transformative power of Peter Levine's approach in your practice.
Here's what's covered in each section:
Levine developed Somatic Experiencing® based on the premise that trauma overwhelms the nervous system and that it needs to be addressed somatically before emotional processing is possible. Levine helps to elucidate the subtleties of his methods through commentary of his in-session recordings as well as an extensive interview.
HOW ANIMALS DISCHARGE SHOCK.
When fight & flight aren't options, we freeze as if "playing dead." But this reaction needs to run its course letting the massive energy that was prepared for fight or flight to discharge through shakes and trembling. If the immobility phase doesn't resolve, then that charge stays trapped, and the body thinks it is still under threat. Somatic Experiencing® works to release this stored energy and turn off the threat alarm that causes severe dysregulation and dissociation.
DON'T RE-LIVE. RENEGOTIATE.
In Somatic Experiencing®, the traumatic event isn't what caused the trauma, it is the overwhelmed response to the perceived life threat that is causing an unbalanced nervous system. The goal is to access the body memory of the event, not the story.
Somatic Experiencing® professes a body first approach to dealing with the problematic (and oftentimes physical) symptoms of trauma. Your sessions won't be about reclaiming memories or changing thoughts and beliefs about how we feel, but rather the sensations that lie underneath our feelings and uncovering our habitual behavior patterns to these feelings.
Speaker Disclosures — Financial: Peter Levine is the Developer of Somatic Experiencing®. He is the founder and Senior Advisor to the Foundation for Human Enrichment; and Senior Advisor to The Meadows Addiction Treatment Center. Dr. Levine receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Peter Levine is a member of the American Psychological Association; Humanistic Psychological Association; and International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.