Peter A. Levine, PhD,
has a background in medical biophysics, psychophysiology, and psychology. He developed Somatic Experiencing®, founded the Foundation for Human Enrichment, and teaches internationally. His recent books include Waking the Tiger, Trauma and Memory, and Freedom from Pain.
This workshop unites two of the leading figures in the field of trauma research and body-oriented treatment approaches. Together Peter and Bessel will explore the implications of ongoing findings in the neurosciences, from how the brain and body deal with emotional information to an understanding of effective therapeutic action.
While trauma is a fact of life, it does not have to be a life sentence. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore the possibility that the traumas and obstacles in their lives also hold the potential for genuine emotional and spiritual growth and self-transformation. For this to happen it may mean having the courage to give up “victim identifications” that have long been our “protectors and friends,” and trust in the emergence of a deeper, more authentic sense of self.