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In An Unspoken Voice: The Changing Face of Trauma

In An Unspoken Voice: The Changing Face of Trauma

Feb 20, 2019-- Peter Levine therapist, best selling author and educator has spent over 40 years understanding and developing treatments for trauma. He is the developer of the Somatic Experiencing technique. He shares from his book "In an Unspoken Voice", how our perspectives on trauma and extreme stress have shifted from acceptance as a part of our biology, a part of every life, to something separate and minimizing. How the traumas and terrors of life have been stripped of dignity and neutered by names and diagnoses like battle fatigue or PTSD. Peter teaches us how changing our perspective can help us to reconnect to the wisdom inside each of us, and our innate capacity to transform these experiences. The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to destroy and the power to transform and resurrect. (4055 reads)

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Take ActionThe next time you find your mind going over a traumatic or stressful event, notice what your body is doing, is there a place that is calling your attention, tightening up or walling off? Where is it located, is it hot, cold, tense - do the sensations start to shift the more you are present with them? How does giving this attention and presence to yourself feel? Learn more about Peter Levine's work in this interview: Freedom from Pain. [more]

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