Peter A. Levine is an American clinical psychologist, trauma therapist, and developer of somatic experiencing (SE), a neurobiological, body-based method for addressing trauma and stress disorders. He is the author of several books about healing from trauma, including Waking the Tiger.
Back in the 60s, I started developing various kinds of mind–body methods with people who had high blood pressure. When I taught them how to relax certain muscles in their neck and jaw, their blood pressure would sometimes drop 20 or 30 points, well into the normal range.
In this culmination of his life’s work, Peter A. Levine draws on his broad experience as a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche.
If you are suffering chronic pain―even after years of surgery, rehabilitation, and medication―only one question matters: How do I find lasting relief? With Freedom from Pain, two pioneers in the field of pain and trauma recovery address a crucial missing factor essential to long-term healing:...