Today somatic approaches to psychotherapy have achieved a once-unimaginable place of acceptance in the wider field of psychotherapy. And perhaps no one has been more responsible for the growing movement toward body-based therapy than Peter Levine, the developer of Somatic Experiencing, bestselling author Walking the Tiger: Healing Trauma and many other titles, and trainer of tens of thousands of therapists around the world. His work on helping therapists master the ability to read bodies—both their clients and their own—has transformed our notions of what the power, depth, and effectiveness of trauma treatment can be.
In this address, Levine will explore the development of Somatic Experiencing and how helping clients experience a living, “knowing” body as an ally, not as a persecutor, can create a more vital and healing therapeutic experience.
Approved for 1 CE hour
Peter Levine, PhD, is the developer of Somatic Experiencing. His books include Waking the Tiger, In an Unspoken Voice, and Trauma and Memory.