Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. is the Somatic Experiencing® creator and founder of Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
American therapist, author and educator, he specialized in the treatment and understanding of post-traumatic stress, developed Somatic Experiencing® and founded the organization for education and research dedicated to the healing and prevention of trauma: Somatic Experiencing Training Institute.
He worked as a stress consultant at NASA and occupies a leading position worldwide in trauma healing for his theoretical and technical contributions and as a therapist.
Dr. Levine is the author of the best selling book “Waking the Tiger – Healing Trauma,” (published in twenty languages)
Healing trauma: A very interesting question is asked and answered: why are wild animals that are frequently threatened, rarely traumatized? Understanding the dynamics that allow an animal to be virtually immune to its symptoms will allow us to unlock the mystery of trauma in humans.
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Well-Being explores the interconnections between evolutionary neurophysiology, animal behavior, and trauma. It explains the neurophysiological basis of the brain in relation to trauma, and how, using bodily sensations, this trauma can be renegotiated and healed.