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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Having spent the last 25 years working with people who have been traumatized in almost every conceivable fashion, I believe that we humans have the innate capacity to heal not only ourselves, but our world, from the debilitating effects of trauma.
Dr. Peter Levine