April 2, 2024

Stuck Emotions Are Making You Sick, with Dr. Peter A. Levine!

Dive deep into the world of Somatic Experiencing with Dr. Peter A. Levine, the revolutionary developer of this transformative approach designed to help us access the body's stored memories in order to heal trauma.Dr. Levine explains why releasing trauma is so IMPORTANT to our overall health, wealth, and ability to connect with others. He shares how traditional doctors initially didn't understand somatic experiencing and how the alarming prevalence of sexual trauma in our society impacts the way we communicate with one another.DR. LEVINE ALSO BREAKS DOWN: - How the brain compartmentalizes trauma as a survival mechanism- The use of hallucinogens to process death- The dangers of exposure therapy- How the mechanism of dissociation can protect our mind-body from overwhlem- What sexual trauma looks like emotionally & spiritually- The role of creative imagination in determining our true selves- Collective consciousness and his posthumous conversations with Albert Einstein- How the mind-body holds memory of preverbal trauma, such as abandonment- Dissipative & Catastrophe Theories and Premature Cognition- What prevents us from returning to equilibrium after a traumatic event- How play opens creativity- Why we should have compassion for the child within usThis episode will change how you view your body's memories and the hidden power they hold in healing. From exploring the brain's survival mechanisms to unlocking the secrets of sexual trauma healing, don't miss this chance to discover the key to healing trauma

Theme Song Written, Produced, and Performed by Ed Robertson. Mixed by Kenny Luong.
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Dr. Peter A. Levine

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