Dr. Peter Levine is probably best known as the creator of Somatic Experiencing, a body-based method of healing physical and emotional trauma. He is author of Waking the Tiger (published in 22 languages), and more recently In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, as well as several other books and audio programs. He created the Foundation for Human Enrichment, based in Boulder, Colorado, which now has a membership of 5,000 Somatic Experiencing® training practitioners worldwide.
Maggie Phillips, PhD, is a psychologist specializing in pain and the author of Healing the Divided Self, Finding the Energy to Heal, and Reversing Chronic Pain. She is the director of the California Institute of Clinical Hypnosis.
Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Peter Levine and Dr. Maggie Phillips. Dr. Phillips is the director of the California Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and is author of Finding the Energy to Heal and Reversing Chronic Pain. Dr. Levine is the developer of the groundbreaking Somatic Experiencing® approach to healing trauma. With Sounds True, they have coauthored a book and accompanying CD called Freedom from Pain. In this episode, Tami speaks with Maggie and Peter about the prevalence of chronic pain today, how physical pain may relate to past trauma, and the stages that pain sufferers commonly experience. They also offer inspiring real-world examples and insights about the keys for solving “the puzzle of pain.” (59 minutes)
Here is the info on the book/CD on which this conversation is based.
Discover Your Body's Power to Overcome Physical Pain
Softcover Book/CD: US $12.03
US $17.95 33% OFF
Available April 6, 2012
If you are suffering chronic pain—even after years of surgery, rehabilitation, and medication—only one question matters: How do I find lasting relief? With Freedom from Pain, two pioneers in the field of pain and trauma recovery address a crucial missing factor essential to long-term healing: addressing the unresolved emotional trauma held within the body.
Informed by their founding work in the Somatic Experiencing® process and unique insights gleaned from decades of clinical success, Drs. Levine and Phillips will show you how to:
- Calm the body’s overreactive “fight” response to pain
- Release the fear, frustration, and depression intensified by prior traumas, and build inner resilience and self-regulation
- Relieve pain caused by the aftermath of injuries, surgical procedures, joint and muscle conditions, migraines, and other challenges
Whether you’re seeking to begin a self-care strategy or amplify your current treatment program, Freedom from Pain will provide you with proven tools to help you experience long-term relief.