Healing Sexual Trauma - Peter A. Levine PhD | Psychological Trauma | Attachment TheoryLevine and Ann Frederick published in It presents a somatic experiencing approach which it says helps people who are struggling with psychological trauma. The book discusses inhibition and release of a form of " energy " that was poorly defined. Peter Levine argues in the book that it is through action instead of talking that people can assist others who are struggling with psychological trauma. Peter A. Levine received a doctorate in medical biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley and has an independent psychology doctorate.
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This is accomplished through the completion of thwarted, biologically based, self-protective and defensive responses, and the discharge and regulation of excess autonomic arousal. We present this theory through a composite case study of SE treatment; based on this example, we offer a possible neurophysiological rationale for the mechanisms involved, including a theory of trauma and chronic stress as a functional dysregulation of the complex dynamical system formed by the subcortical autonomic, limbic, motor and arousal systems, which we term the core response network CRN. We demonstrate how the methods of SE help restore functionality to the CRN, and we emphasize the importance of taking into account the instinctive, bodily based protective reactions when dealing with stress and trauma, as well as the effectiveness of using attention to interoceptive, proprioceptive and kinesthetic sensation as a therapeutic tool. Finally, we point out that SE and similar somatic approaches offer a supplement to cognitive and exposure therapies, and that mechanisms similar to those discussed in the paper may also be involved in the benefits of meditation and other somatic practices. SE is a novel form of therapy, developed by Levine , , over the past 45 years.
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Look Inside. Oct 27, ISBN In Trauma and Memory , bestselling author Dr. While some argue that traumatic memories are unreliable and not useful, others insist that we absolutely must rely on memory to make sense of past experience. Building on his 45 years of successful treatment of trauma and utilizing case studies from his own practice, Dr.