What Is Somatic Experiencing?

AMANDA SUTHERLAND WHAT SOMATIC EXPERIENCING CAN DO

"SE is a powerful psychobiological method for addressing physical and emotional trauma, PTSD, overwhelm, and stress-related conditions. Over 9,000 mental health professionals and bodyworkers have attended SE Professional Training."

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There is growing scientific evidence that a deep relationship exists between traumatic stress and physical health. For over thirty years, Dr. Peter Levine, has studied and researched therapies to address the physiology and the treatment of trauma. In his book Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, Somatic Experiencing® (SE) and his latest book In An Unspoken Voice, Dr. Levine explains how using a sensation based approach can heal trauma.

It is a careful, physiology based practice that, unlike cathartic therapies, is a slow step-by-step process, peaceful and non-triggering.  The process includes some talking, though much more focus is set upon sensations, as the Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) helps guide you to a new reparative experience.  


VIDEOS ABOUT SOMATIC EXPERIENCING

1. A Session in the Field

Get a first hand look at how SE is being used internationally to help in the recovery of trauma. This video shows noted SE expert Ale Duarte working with victims of the Japan tsunami and also in China following the Sichuan earthquake.

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2. HOW PETER LEVINE DISCOVERED SOMATIC THERAPY

This is a video excerpt featuring Peter Levine, Ph.D., from his video lecture entitled "How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness". For details on the full video and to order, please visit the PESI, Inc. website at www.pesi.com.

3. THE NATURAL PROCESSES OF RESOLVING TRAUMA

In this video, you will learn about the physiological basis of trauma and how Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD, helps distressed individuals recover a sense of well being, stability and vitality.