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By Dr. Peter Levine

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Table of Contents from Waking the Tiger

Introduction
Prologue
Giving The Body Its Due
Finding A Method
Body and Mind
The Body As Healer
How To Use This Book

Section 1 - The Body As Healer

1 | Shadows from a Forgotten Past
Nature's Plan
Why Look to the Wild?
Trauma is Physiological
It's About Energy

2 | Mystery of Trauma
What is Trauma?
Chowchilla, California
Waking the Tiger: A First Glimmering

3 | Wounds That Can Heal
Trauma is Not A Disease But A Dis-Ease

4 | Strange New Land
Trauma is Not a Life Sentence
Strange New Land
Trauma!
What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us
A Traumatized Person's Reality
Get On With Your Life
Who Is Traumatized?
Causes of Trauma

5 | Healing & Community
Shamanic Approaches to Healing
Somatic Experiencing®
Acknowledging the Need to Heal
Let Us Begin - Calling the Spirit Back to the Body

6 | In Trauma's Reflection
Medusa
The Felt Sense
Let The Body Speak Its Mind
Using The Felt Sense to Listen to the Organism
How the Organism Communicates
Sensation & the Felt Sense
Rhythm: All God's Children Got It

7 | The Animal Experience
The Animals Do It Too
When the Reptilian Brain Speaks - Listen!
One With Nature
Attunement
The Orienting Response
Flee, Fight ... or Freeze
The Return to Normal Activity
Animals as Teacher

8 | How Biology Becomes Pathology : Freezing
The Stage is Set
Blame it on the Neo-cortex
Fear and Immobility
''As They Go In, So They Come Out''
Like Death Itself
It's A Cumulative Effect
How Biology Becomes Pathology

9 | How Pathology Becomes Biology: Thawing
Nancy Re-examined: A First Step
It's All Energy
Marius: A Next Step
Renegotiation
Somatic Experiencing - Gradated Renegotiation
Elements of Renegotiation

SECTION 2 - SYMPTOMS OF TRAUMA

10 | The Core of the Traumatic Reaction
Arousal--What Goes Up Must Come Down
Trauma is Trauma, No Matter What Caused It/Exercises
The Core of the Traumatic Reaction
Hyperarousal
Constriction
Dissociation/Exercises
Helplessness
And Then There Was Trauma

11 | Symptoms of Trauma
Symptoms of Trauma
And Around and Around We Go
Out of the Loop

12 | Traumatized Person's Reality
The Threat That Can't Be Found
Mrs. Thayer
Can't Synthesize New Information / Can't Learn
Chronic Helplessness
Traumatic Coupling
Traumatic Anxiety
Psychosomatic Symptoms
Denial
Gladys
What Trauma Survivors Expect
The Last Turn


SECTION 3 - TRANSFORMATION AND RENEGOTIATION

13 | Blueprint for Repetition
Re-enactment
July 5th, 6:30 A.M. in the Morning
The Vital Role of Awareness
Jack
Patterns of Shock
Without Awareness We Have No Choice
Re-enactment Versus Renegotiation
In the Theater of the body
Post Script: How Far in Time and Space?

14 | Transformation
Two Faces of Trauma
Heaven, Hell and Healing: A Middle Ground
Let it Flow-Renegotiation
Margaret
What Really Happened?
Renegotiation and Re-enactment
What is Memory?
Brain and Memory
But It Seems So Real!
But I'm Proud to be a Survivor
The Courage to Feel
Desire and Healing
With a Little Help From Our Friends

15 | The Eleventh Hour: Transforming Societal Trauma
The Animal Approach to Aggression
Human Aggression
Why Do Humans Kill, Maim and Torture One Another?
Circle of Trauma, Circle of Grace, Transforming Cultural Trauma
Epilogue or Epitaph?
Nature Is No Fool

SECTION 4 - FIRST AID

16 | Administering (Emotional) First Aid
After an Accident
Following an Automobile Accident
Scenario of Healing

17 | First Aid for Children
Delayed Traumatic Reactions
First Aid for Accidents and Falls
Resolving a Traumatic Reaction
How Can I Tell If My Child Has Been Traumatized?
Sammy - A Case History
Traumatic Play, Re-enactment, and Renegotiation
Key Principles for Renegotiating Trauma with Children

EPILOGUE: THREE BRAINS, ONE MIND

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