Waking the Tiger
The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences
275 pages by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
Table of Contents from Waking the Tiger
Nature's Lessons in Healing Trauma...
Dr. Levine's approach stresses the importance of body awareness in the successful treatment of trauma.
Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. It asks and answers an intriguing question.-- why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized? By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed.
Waking the Tiger normalizes the symptoms of trauma and the steps needed to heal them. People are often traumatized by seemingly ordinary experiences. The reader is taken on a guided tour of the subtle, yet powerful impulses that govern our responses to overwhelming life events. To do this, it employs a series of exercises that help us focus on bodily sensations. Through heightened awareness of these sensations trauma can be healed.
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Praise for Waking the Tiger
''Every life contains difficulties we are not prepared for. Read, learn, and be prepared for life and healing.''
-- Bernard S. Siegal, M.D.
Author of Love, Medicine & Miracles
and Peace, Love, and Healing
''Fascinating! Amazing! A revolutionary exploration of the effects and causes of trauma''
-- Mira Rothenberg
Director of Emeritus
Blueberry Treatment Centers for Disturbed Children
Author of Children With Emerald Eyes
''It is a most important book. Quite possibly a work of genius.''
-- Ron Kurtz
Author of Body Reveals and Body-Centered Psychotherapy
''Levine effectively argues that the body is healer and that
psychological scars of trauma are reversible -- but only if we
listen to the voices of our body.''
-- Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D.
Professor of Human Development and Psychology
University of Maryland
''A vital contribution to the exciting emerging science
of mind/body interaction in the treatment of disease.''
-- Robert C. Scaer, M.D., Neurology
Boulder Community Hospital