Interviews

Physiological Implications of Prenatal Trauma by By Marcy Wineman Axness, Ph.D.
This is the transcript of an interview with Raja Selvam, Ph.D., a senior trainer in Somatic Experiencing.
Marcy Wineman Axness, the interviewer, comes to the realm of pre- and peri-natal psychology from her experiences as an adoptee. She writes articles and conducts seminars nationwide on addressing and healing myriad adoption issues, as well as more universal pre- and peri-natal issues. Read More

Freedom From Pain by Dr. Peter Levine and Dr. Maggie Phillips
Dr. Phillips is the director of the California Institute of Clinical Hypnosis, a faculty member and instructor at the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute 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.” Read More or Listen

Sydney psychotherapist Roby Abeles speaks About SE
In this 25-minute interview, Dr Roby Abeles discusses with Clinton Power from Australia Counselling some of the history, theory and methodology of Somatic Experiencing. She explains how it can help clients with trauma, anxiety or depressive disorders learn how to down-regulate their emotions and regain control of their physiological responses and thus feel empowered. Listen

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Trauma is in the nervous system, NOT in the event.
Dr. Peter Levine