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We do not experience trauma with the mind only. The entire body and its systems are disrupted. Somatic experiencing can be one of the most effective tools we have in dealing with trauma, because it engages the body as well as the mind.

This is well-illustrated in this video, which shows practitioner Ale Duarte visiting Japan after the tsunami. He uses somatic experiencing to help the disaster victims onto the path of healing from their trauma.

For more information on Somatic experiencing and other paths to Positive Well-Being, please visit my website.

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Clinical consultant for The Meadows, Peter A. Levine is the developer of Somatic Experiencing, a short-term naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma.

Somatic Experiencing is one of the mutiple pathways to Positive Well-Being on which I focus in my Charlotte practice.

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Laura Piché is Media Project Manager at Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, and she writes a provocative intro for a video on the origin of Somatic Experiencing®…

When a doctor applies a cast and your broken bone heals, is it the doctor or your own body that has done the healing? The answer is one of the keys to the SE® approach.


Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing® and the Director of The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

Here’s a great video in which Dr. Levine uses a Slinky to illustrate the effects of trauma and how Somatic Experiencing® can help in the process of healing from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

To learn more about how Somatic Experiencing® and other paths to Positive Well-Being can help you, visit the website for my Charlotte NC practice.

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Somatic Experienceing is a process developed by Dr. Peter A. Levine, a former stress consultant for NASA. He holds doctorate degrees in Medical Biophysics and in Psychology. During his thirty five-year study of stress and trauma, Dr. Levine has contributed to a variety of scientific and popular publications.

Here, in a short interview, he provides some valuable insight into the basics for overcoming stress and trauma, particularly with kids.

For more, visit The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.