The Inner Thoughts of a Trauma Guru – Dr. Peter Levine – HPP 51

Peter Levine, PhD

Years ago, trauma was defined more by external events rather than the responses human beings have to those events. Psychological trauma can happen to anyone when they perceive a situation as a threat and are unable to complete a satisfactory fight, flight or freeze response.

The nervous system is designed to keep us psychological intact when we perceive we cannot keep ourselves safe in a situation. However, if we do not address the way in which our nervous and memory system categorized the event, the aftermath can be quite devastating. 

Show Notes:

The origins of Somatic Experiencing from the founder

Why Somatic Experiencing works so well with trauma

The basics of how trauma gets trapped in the body

The simple protocols that go a long way

The spiritual implications of trauma

The relationship between presence, dissociation and trauma

Trans-generational trauma

MDMA-assisted psychotherapy

Where trauma work is headed

Peter Levine, PhD

Peter A. Levine, PhD, holds doctorates in both Biophysics and Psychology. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a naturalistic and neurobiological approach to healing trauma; Founder of the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute/Foundation for Human Enrichment®; Founder and President of Ergos Levine Institute of Somatic Education®; and author of several best-selling books on trauma, including Waking the Tiger, which is published in over 28 languages. Dr. Levine is currently a Senior Fellow and consultant at The Meadows Addiction and Trauma Treatment Center in Wickenburg, Arizona and continues to teach SE™ trauma healing workshops internationally.