Fortunately, trauma treatment innovator Peter Levine, after 50 years of research and clinical work, shares that the key to helping your client heal is not changing them, but working with their bodies to reveal the change within. That's why he developed Somatic Experiencing (SE), an approach that taps into the power of psychological and physical cues to serve as a client’s unique guide to effective, long-lasting healing.
Now, in this all-new Master Class, see Somatic Experiencing in action through powerful in-session videos and in-depth, therapist-to-therapist, conversations. You'll get an inside understanding of the transformative SE approach by watching Levine demonstrate the essential techniques with three actual clients dealing with deep-rooted trauma, attachment wounds, shame, and chronic pain. Then join Levine to take a deep dive into the nuts-and-bolts of each session, with thought-provoking questions that get to the heart of the SE techniques so you can learn to implement them into your own work.
Don't miss this opportunity to experience Somatic Experiencing's ability to dramatically improve outcomes—even with the most challenging cases.
Dramatic clinical demonstrations with in-depth analysis by Peter Levine and fellow psychotherapist Rich Simon, make this all-new Master Class an essential learning experience for skilled therapists eager to bring a new dimension of healing to their current therapeutic approach. These sessions showcase the clinical mastery of Levine and demonstrate SE’s singular approach to working with trauma, attachment injuries, chronic pain, and sexual abuse.
Through this engaging course, you'll learn:
- A step-by-step process for helping clients safely release the traumatic stress that interferes with their ability to engage in therapy
- Simple interventions based on movement, images, breathing and vocalizations for creating new experiences in the body that displace negative emotions such as shame, powerlessness, and low self-esteem
- How to read the body’s clues to a client’s underlying emotional state
- Strategies for helping clients access and release suppressed emotion in controlled and empowering ways
- Proven exercises that help clients connect with their bodies and gain confidence from the physical experiences of power, mastery and independent agency
- Tools for working with clients who can’t access memories of a traumatic event or who shut down when it comes to talking about intense emotion
• Experience Peter Levine's Networker Symposium keynote on how to integrate a bottom-up somatic approach with top-down behavioral processing for a holistic therapeutic strategy.
Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. The developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, which conducts trainings in this work throughout the world and in various indigenous cultures, with 26 faculty members and over five thousand students. Dr. Levine was a stress consultant for NASA on the development of the space shuttle project and was a member of the Institute of World Affairs Task Force of Psychologists for Social Responsibility in developing responses to large-scale disasters and ethno-political warfare. Levine’s international best seller, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, has been translated into 22 languages. His recent interests include the prevention of trauma in children, and he has co-written two books, with Maggie Kline, in this area: Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes and Trauma-Proofing Your Kids. His most recent book: In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, was recently released to rave reviews. Levine’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored in 2010 when he received the Life Time Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP).
Financial: Peter Levine is the Developer of Somatic Experiencing®. He is the founder and Senior Advisor to the Foundation for Human Enrichment; and Senior Advisor to The Meadows Addiction Treatment Center. Dr. Levine receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Peter Levine is a member of the American Psychological Association; Humanistic Psychological Association; and International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Here's what therapy experts are saying about Peter Levine and Somatic Experiencing
"Peter Levine has captured the essence of trauma as residing in the ‘unspoken voice’ of our bodies...he provides a marvelous and original perspective on how trauma results in injuries that can be transformed and healed by attention to the natural healing powers that reside deep within every human being.” "
–Bessel van der Kolk, MD, New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned trauma expert
"Peter Levine is in the forefront of trauma healing, as theorist, practitioner, and teacher. All of us in the therapeutic community—physicians, psychologists, therapists, aspiring healers, interested laypeople—are ever so much richer for this summation of what he himself has learned."
–Gabor Maté, MD, author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
"Peter Levine's work is visionary common sense, pure and simple."
–Laura Huxley, lifetime partner and collaborator of Aldous Huxley
"Memory has many layers, and Peter Levine has contributed his own unique and powerful way of thinking about how we can understand these systems and optimize their unfolding after trauma. "
–Daniel Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute
"Peter Levine changed the world of trauma treatment: Somatic Experiencing is no longer alternative fringe practice but became a major player in the world of the mainstream psychotherapies."
–Diana Fosha, PhD, director of The AEDP Institute
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