Trauma is often held in the body and experienced as chronic pain

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

From Sounds True:

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: A 10-Point All-Natural Plan for Lasting ReliefDr. 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.”

Listen here:

More on topic on Beyond Meds:

And a collection on the general topic Trauma and your body

Link to the book on Amazon: The Body Keeps the Score — By Bessel van der Kolk

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

I’ve just pre-ordered this new book by the two above authors and am waiting in for it in the mail:

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

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