Peter Levine, book, In An Unspoken Voice

Peter Levine book: In an Unspoken Voice

In an Unspoken Voice
by Peter Levine

How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness

In this culmination of his life’s work, Peter Levine draws on his broad experience as a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche.

In an Unspoken Voice is based on the idea that trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder, but rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions. Enriched with a coherent theoretical framework and compelling case examples, the book elegantly blends the latest findings in biology, neuroscience and body-oriented psychotherapy to show that when we bring together animal instinct and reason, we can become more whole human beings.

In this culmination of his life’s work, Peter Levine draws on his broad experience as a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche.

In an Unspoken Voice is based on the idea that trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder, but rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions. Enriched with a coherent theoretical framework and compelling case examples, the book elegantly blends the latest findings in biology, neuroscience and body-oriented psychotherapy to show that when we bring together animal instinct and reason, we can become more whole human beings.

 

Peter Levine, book, In An Unspoken Voice

Publisher : North Atlantic Books, U.S.; Illustrated edition (1 Oct. 2010)
Language : English
Paperback : 384 pages
ISBN-10 : 1556439431
ISBN-13 : 978-1556439438
Dimensions : 15.34 x 2.46 x 22.83 cm

Jacky

This is a detailed text for therapists who want to know the underpinning bodily and psychotherapeutic mechanisms to working with trauma in a Somatic Experiencing way. There's stuff here that I didn't know, and was fascinated by, despite having 20 years of clinical experience.

Octavia

Absolutely loved this book, so much that I will be attending the Somatic Experiencing training. It is a real eye opener to how compassion, empathy and sensitive listening can allow us to tune into the pain of others and bring about change and wellness. A true revelation and a must read.

Shirely

What a brilliant book, Peter A Levine helps us to understand how trauma can result in injuries & how these can be healed! Superb book, this man is so amazing, I love his work.

Nicola

Useful self-help book about dealing with trauma. I am pleased with my purchase and would buy again.

About the author Peter Levine

Peter Levine, PhD, holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. The developer of Somatic Experiencing(R), a body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and founder of the Foundation for Human Enrichment, he conducts trainings in this work throughout the world and in various indigenous cultures.

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 twenty-two 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. Levine's original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honoured in 2010 when he received the Lifetime Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP).

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