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Healing Trauma

Restoring the Wisdom of the Body
Narrated by: Peter A. Levine
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Self Development, How-To
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On Healing Trauma, respected therapist and teacher Peter A. Levine brings you face to face with his effective new treatment - not a "talking" cure, but a deep physiological process for releasing your past traumas and instilling a harmonious awareness of your body. Are you experiencing physical or emotional symptoms that no one is able to explain? If so, you may be suffering a traumatic reaction to a past event, teaches Levine. Medical researchers have known for decades that survivors of accidents, disaster, and childhood trauma often endure life-long symptoms ranging from anxiety and depression to unexplained physical pain and harmful "acting out" behaviors reflecting these painful events. As a young stress researcher at the university of California at Berkeley, Levine found that all animals, including humans, are born with a natural ability to rebound from these distressing situations.

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New Neuroscience Applied

Peter Levine is the master when it comes to this Mindfulness stuff. I wish his other book about taming the tiger (forgive me for butchering the title) was on audio.

Listening to him, in his own words, walk the listener through mindful exercises was surprisingly VERY helpful.
I guess it shouldn't be surprising, it is all scientifically proven to help rewire the brain. However, to gain as much as I did from this audiobook is really noteworthy. This isn't just the science, it is the real deal. My therapist recommended this book and I swear she cut three years off her billing potential. Every time I practice these exercises, I feel notably more in control and resourceful to deal with what I thought was incurable PTSD.

DO IT DO IT DO IT!

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Somewhat misleading. Unfortunately.

The title "Healing Trauma", which sells for much less than claimed here is actually a book with an accompanying CD that works through some guided imagery spiced with explanations from the author. However, all that is included here is apparently the CD which keeps referring to the supporting documents in the workbook -- the contents of which are NOT enclosed.

This appears to be an omission specific to the offering through Audible. Actually I like Peter Levine's work. The contents of the CD seem in the spirit of his other works. The intellectual quality so far seems quite fine; the voice quality at times is a bit distorted (on #4 quality download) by the recording/duplicating process.

For me, the primary problem is that for less than 1/2 of price claimed here you and I should be getting the full workbook plus the contents of the CD as they are intended to be a unit-- without the workbook the Audible recording is of more limited value. AND... if you purchase the workbook separately, for example on Amazon, then you get the CD anyway. Thus, there is no compelling reason to spend more money purchasing this audio file or use up a credit for it. Unfortunately I could not discern this problem from the limited product information provided in Audible's blerb.

Very important topic. A highly qualified author who writes and speaks clearly, engagingly and with much hope. Alas, better sources for the combined book and CD elsewhere.

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Peter and Bessel are the authorities on trauma

very educational. will change my life and help others. everyone should learn more about prevention

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Recommended for therapists

Great book on negotiating trauma. Very clear instructions. Good narration by Levine. Recommended for therapists!

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  • 06-12-18

Truly Healing

Very helpful to overcome/release traumas from the past, learn how to deal with them even as they hsppen. This was the first truly helpful book I've read/heard that was actually helpful. I listened to him in my sleep several times and my subconscious still heard him and I would wake up knowing something had been healed as I slept. I can't say enough good about this book. He even tells you how to identify the signs of trauma in others and children and how to be helpful the them. BRILLIANT man. Calming voice. He helped me get through traumas from my childhood till now and I'm 63 and had plenty of traumas to heal. I have listened to this book over and over and every time it'd helped with something else. LOVED IT!!!

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Great book for healing trauma!

I enjoyed this book immensely! The stories of real life clients were described vividly but with caution. This book is a must read if working trauma patients!

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Most people need this information

For the individual, it gives hope. For the therapist, it gives ideas and a structure. It is not a "Textbook".

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Well worth the listen!

I loved the exercises and explanation for the root of trauma! I highly recommend this title!

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Such a good and informative one with examples

Highly recommended and very inspiring. Calm and easy to listen. I was listening this while having my walk.

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Loved it!!

The best read yet in my healing journey! I would recommend every single person in the world to read this book.

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  • Marina Benson
  • 07-29-18

Essential for Trauma Recovery

I found this book quite helpful to understand, cope with and deal with trauma I had from my sexual assault. Dr. Levine's voice is comforting and puts you at ease. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Jackii
  • 08-11-17

Like being on the couch in real time.

I really liked the pace of the book with the authors narration. I felt I learned a lot and will be listening over again to fully absorb the knowledge of gentle and natural in-built body wisdom that is God given. Levine leaves space for the spiritual dimension which I could adapt into prayer. I am not sure that I agree fully with his conclusions at the end but that didn't detract from the listen.

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  • Claire
  • 04-15-17

An awesome book

Enlightening and inspiring. A must read for anyone interested in trauma. Which should be all of us!!

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  • Miss Louise Reynolds
  • 05-03-19

Amazing!

This book makes so much sense. I can not get enough of Peter’s writing & works.

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  • A. B.
  • 04-30-18

Truly enlightening

Amazing work. I wish children would learn these techniques in school, what a better, healthier world we would live in. Thank you Peter A Levine!

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  • Samantha
  • 11-17-17

GREAT.

an excellent resource for anyone dealing with or helping others deal with trauma.
highly recommended.

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  • Chevrohn
  • 04-06-18

Best book I've ever listened to

What did you like most about Healing Trauma?

Made more sense than any other self help book I've read. No hype or BS, just great, useful information.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-18

soothing

it was really peacful and soothing , it made me feel i was human again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-24-19

Outstanding

Thank you to Dr Peter Levine for sharing a lifetime of knowledge in how we as human can heal trauma. Our primal make up is something very special and with the right guidance and patience is capable of self healing and transformation beyond our beliefs. A book for everyone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-17-18

A must read for everyone!

A seriously underrated aspect of human health and everyday life. Peter Levine in his own words takes you on a journey to better understanding your own and other people's potential trauma and how to heal.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-27-19

Terrible weird narration

Most bizarre narration full of misplaced strange pauses throughout reminiscent of William Shatner.
Ruined the book for me.

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