About Dr. Peter Levine
Peter A. Levine Ph.D. is the originator of Somatic Experiencing® and the director of The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. He holds doctorate degrees in Medical Biophysics and Psychology and has been awarded the lifetime achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy.

Dr. Levine was a stress consultant for NASA during the development of the Space Shuttle, and has taught at treatment centres, hospitals and pain clinics throughout the world. Peter served on the World, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, presidents’ initiative on responding to large-scale disasters and ethno-political warfare. He is presently a distinguished faculty member at the Santa Barbara graduate Institute.

During his forty year study of stress and trauma Dr. Levine has contributed to a variety of scientific and popular publications.  He has written several books, including the best seller Waking the Tiger; Healing Trauma. More information about Peter can be found on his website.

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Working with trauma is as much about remembering how one survived as it is about what is broken.
Bessel van der Kolk