Healing Trauma

By Peter A. Levine, PhD

ISBN 978-1-59179-658-9 (Sounds True, 2008)

  Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of Waking the Tiger, spent 35 years studying the effects of trauma on the body. In Healing Trauma, he has written a slim companion book to the first book, describing his 12-phase trauma-recovery program and providing an audio CD of his somatic experiencing exercises.

This book may be useful for those who have experienced a minor trauma and who would like to try using Levine’s techniques. However, for those with a more complex trauma history (multiple losses or an abuse history), I recommend this book and CD be used in conjunction with therapy, as the techniques are oversimplified in the book.

Rebecca Lenahan, LMFT, OTR/L