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Peter Levine on Trauma: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness


Join international trauma expert and author, Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. to learn how sensation-based (as opposed to emotional or rational) treatment is the key inroad into our trauma, and how to gradually uncouple fear from the natural immobility state. He will discuss the important principles in successful trauma healing, all told through his own successful renegotiation of a personal traumatic event.

Learn how sensation-based treatment is the key inroad into our trauma...

Representing the full scope of his life’s work, Dr. Levine will discuss the evolutionary underpinnings of trauma. The day will include an in-depth review of how trauma is related to the ethnological concept of tonic immobility, as well as the roadmap of the Polyvagal system – a fascinating neurophysiological model for understanding how we shift between the states of fight-or-flight, shutdown, and social engagement.

Dr. Levine will also provide simple containment tools to help you develop your awareness of these state changes in order to more effectively engage your client in trauma therapy.