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Peter Levine – Trauma and Memory Course

Peter Levine – Trauma and Memory Course

Peter Levine – Trauma and Memory Course

Nothing is worse than failing to help the clients who need you the most… clients terrorized by traumatic memories and stuck in their feelings of paralyzing anxiety, fear and helplessness that leaves them in debilitating physical pain.

Trauma is intrinsic to the body as the mind and your clients need more than traditional talk therapy from you.

Help your clients get unstuck today. Achieve a deeper yet concise understanding of how trauma impacts both the body and mind. Learn from Peter Levine, Ph.D. – legendary clinician, researcher and author in the field of trauma and memory – and master the principals of his Somatic Experiencing® to quickly reduce symptomology in your clients and treat the traumatic memories that haunt them.

Join thousands of therapists who have embraced Dr. Levine’s somatic practices for treating PTSD, attachment injuries, sexual abuse, chronic pain and other forms of complex trauma. With 50 years of research and clinical work, Dr. Levine’s body-oriented techniques are extensively honed into seminal books, research and psychotherapeutic advancements.

During Trauma and Memory Course, Dr. Levine will give you step-by-step instructions to release traumatic stress, access and release suppressed emotions, move through developmental plateaus… and more powerful interventions for treating trauma, building resilience and empowering your clients.

Change your clinical work and change your life

By mastering Dr. Levine’s essential methods to traumatic memories and its impact on the body… you will elevate your treatment of complex, deeply-entrenched trauma, overcome roadblocks frustrating you and your clients, and get your clients lasting relief.

Discover exactly how to:

  • Break down and understand the significance of memory systems in the resolution of trauma
  • Quickly reduce symptomology in your clients and treat their traumatic memories
  • Apply body awareness and specific physiological techniques to renegotiate and treat trauma
  • Immediately use Somatic Experiencing® tools to treat and address symptoms ranging from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and harmful behaviors to unexplained physical pain, fatigue, or illness

What You’ll Learn In Trauma and Memory Course

Trauma and the Body

  • Developmental trauma from infancy and beyond
  • Dopamine System, Socialization, Shame, Disgust
  • Basic Matrix of brainstem & cerebellum
  • Evolution and Polyvagal foundation
  • How the body stores trauma

Deeper Understanding of Memory and Clinical Implications

  • Explicit – More Conscious Memory: Declarative vs. Episodic
  • Implicit – Less Conscious Memory: Emotional vs Procedural/Body Memory
  • Practical tools for therapeutics for Emotions
  • Therapeutics somatic/procedural memories that are non-verbal and non-conscious
  • Clinical application for memory systems

Traumatic Memories

  • Long-term memory vs short-term memory
  • How the brain and body store memory
  • Memory engrams with somatic markers
  • Fight, flight, freeze response
  • Endorphins, vagal tone to bimodal sympathetic/parasympathetic cycling
  • Uppgivenhetssyndrom (Resignation Syndrome)

How Clients Get “Stuck”

  • Tonic immobility – The fallback to freeze
  • Freeze couples with Fear
  • Dissociation
  • Bracing and terror
  • Euphoric dissociation
  • Collapse

Somatic and Emotional Reactions to Trauma

  • Symptoms and complexities of each in therapy
  • Emotional – anxiety, depression
  • Somatic – chronic pain, fibromyalgia
  • Autonomic – migraines, irritable bowel
  • Resolving Traumatic Reactions

The Basic Stages of Trauma Treatment

  • Containment of strong sensation and emotion
  • Pendulation – The dual opposites of sensation
  • Address persistent inaction, impulsivity or avoidance
  • Completion
  • Renegotiation of active for passive responses
  • Allow things to settle: Self-Paced termination

Therapeutic Approaches to Treat Traumatic Memories

  • The importance of “Bottom-Up” processing:
    • The Paul MacLean’s Triune Brain
    • Unspoken Voice
  • Somatic Experiencing®:
    • Renegotiation vs. Reliving
    • Restoration of self-regulation
    • Somatic experience of trauma
    • Developing internal awareness
  • Address persistent inaction, impulsivity or avoidance
  • The mind-body connection in trauma work
  • Help reinforce trust and acceptance in clients
  • Incorporating client’s spirituality in trauma work

About Peter Levine

Dr. Peter Levine holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing® (SE), a naturalistic body-awareness approach to healing trauma, which he teaches all over the globe. Dr. Levine is also the founder of the Foundation for Human Enrichment and was a stress consultant for NASA during the development of the space shuttle.

An accomplished author, Dr. Levine penned Healing Trauma, Sexual Healing and the bestselling book, Waking the Tiger. He also co-authored with Maggie Kline Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes and Trauma-Proofing Your Kids. His latest book, In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, is a testament to his lifelong investigation into the connection between evolutionary biology, neuroscience, animal behavior, and more than 40 years of clinical experience in the healing of trauma.

Dr. Levine was honored in 2010 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP) and is a Senior Fellow at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare.

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