Peter A Levine, PhD, is the developer of Somatic Experiencing™, a naturalistic and neurobiological approach to healing trauma, which he has developed over the past 50 years. He is the Founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute: Foundation for Human Enrichment, a world-wide organization committed to training professionals in somatic based trauma care. Currently he is the President of the Ergos Institute of Somatic Education, dedicated to Community Outreach and Post-Advanced Somatic Experiencing® Training. His work has been taught to over 30,000 therapists in over 42 countries.
In recognition of his groundbreaking therapeutic works, Dr. Levine has received the Lifetime Achievement award from Psychotherapy Networker, the US Association for Body-Oriented Psychotherapy, an honorary award as the Reiss-Davis Chair in Los Angeles for his lifetime contribution to infant and child psychiatry, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh) for “his lifelong commitment to healing children through research, education, and outreach.” He holds doctorates both in Biophysics from UC Berkeley and Psychology from International University. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley; Mills College; Antioch University; the California Institute of Integral Studies; and the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. He served as a Stress consultant for NASA in the early space shuttle development and has served on the American Psychological Association task force for responding to the trauma of large-scale disasters and ethno-political warfare. Dr. Levine is currently a Senior Fellow and consultant at The Meadows Addiction and Trauma Treatment Center in Wickenburg, Arizona and continues to teach trauma healing workshops internationally.
Dr. Levine is the author of several best-selling books on trauma, including Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma (published in over 29 languages); In an Unspoken Voice, How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness; and his most recent book, Trauma and Memory, Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past.
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