Trauma And The Body: Will Hall’s Talk from Alternatives 2006

This is a talk I gave at Alternatives in 2006 that addresses “What is trauma?” and how to heal it.

The talk is based on somatic and body awareness oriented therapies, primarily Somatic Experiencing developed by Peter Levine, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy / Hakomi developed by Pat Ogden, and Process Oriented Psychology created by Arnold Mindell.

Two useful books by Levine are Healing Trauma and Waking the Tiger.

Updated (August 2012) — More on Beyond Meds about Trauma and the Body:

Peter Levine has also written books that have become classics in the field of recovery from trauma.

●  Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences

●  In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness

●  Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body

This is his newest book:

●  Freedom from Pain: Discover Your Body’s Power to Overcome Physical Pain

The gift of healing trauma is wholeness, says Peter Levine.