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Trauma—our mental and emotional response to a deeply distressing event that overwhelms our ability to process the stress we feel—can make us feel terrible and helpless. In severe cases we may feel paralyzed and unable to help ourselves. The experiences that trigger trauma vary widely, and each individual’s responses will be different. Someone could experience trauma from a distressing social experience that another may laugh off, while the roles may be reversed if the two witnessed the same car crash. The effects of trauma may not be immediately obvious and may surface in seemingly unrelated situations or behaviors. Thankfully, there are many effective therapies available for identifying and working through trauma.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

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Trauma and Somatic Experiencing

Peter uses his famous "Slinky" presentation to demonstrate the effects of trauma on the nervous system, and his philosophy of treating trauma; which involves slowly releasing (or titrating) this compressed fight-or-flight energy a bit at time to give the individual the ability to reintegrate it back...

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Trauma, Healing and the Brain

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How Trauma Gets Stuck in the Body (And How to Work with It), with Peter Levine

In this video, Peter Levine will share how he helped uncover an incomplete traumatic response that was stuck in the body.

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The Effect of Trauma on the Brain and How It Affects Behaviors | John Rigg | TEDxAugusta

In his work with trauma patients, Dr. Rigg has observed how the brain is constantly reacting to sensory information, generating non-thinking reactions before our intelligent individual human brains are able to process the event and formulate a self-driven response.

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A Therapist Breaks Down How Our Bodies Carry Racial Trauma

There’s growing research into racism’s real impact on the body, especially how stress can impact health and how your DNA works. Resmaa Menakem, a therapist and trauma specialist has been drawing on this research for years.

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How Generational and Early Life Trauma Shape Our Lives

Along with distorting our fundamental view about the world, and the emergence of traumatic symptoms, unresolved trauma limits our capacity to be fully present; our potential and capacity for real love and intimacy are blocked, as is the ability to feel the intrinsic aliveness, vibrancy, and joy of o...

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Peter Levine on Working with Memory to Reframe a Traumatic Experience

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Nature’s Lessons in Healing Trauma: An Introduction to Somatic Experiencing® (SE™)

In this video, you will learn about the physiological basis of trauma and how Somatic Experiencing, developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD, helps distressed individuals recover a sense of well being, stability and vitality.

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The Key to Overcome Trauma—Dr Joe Dispenza | London Real

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#39 Waking the Tiger—Peter Levine, PhD | Being Human

In this episode I speak with a major thinker and pioneer in the field of trauma and recovery and author of the seminal "Waking The Tiger", Dr Peter Levine.

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