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BT08 Workshop 40 - The Body Bears the Burden: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma - Peter Levine, PhD

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Workshops |  Trauma |  Brief Therapy |  Mind-Body |  Pain and Healing
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2008
Peter Levine, PhD
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Dec 14, 2008
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It is common to see clients who present with complex arrays of symptoms. These symptoms can be persistent or "mutate" unexpectedly, leaving patient and therapist feeling confused, frustrated and helpless. In this presentation, we will see how states of unresolved stress and trauma can be the underlying force that drives multiple elusive symptoms. These include panic, depression, insomnia, migraines, severe PMS, chronic pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe how new bodily experiences can heal trauma.
  2. To describe how to implement change of the internal experience of the body for trauma victims.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Peter A. Levine, PhD, holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a naturalistic, body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and founder of the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, which conducts SE™ trainings throughout the world and in various indigenous cultures. Some of Dr. Levine’s other achievements include being a stress consultant for NASA during the development of the space shuttle project, as well as a consultant to the Sandia Labs during their report on preventing terrorism commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security in 2002. Dr. Levine was a member of the APA Task Force: Psychologists for Social Responsibility in developing responses to large-scale disasters and ethno-political warfare. He is currently a Senior Fellow and consultant at The Meadows Addiction and Trauma Treatment Center in Wickenburg, Arizona.