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.
Walking 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 a heightened awareness of these sensations, trauma can be healed.
This course is based on the book, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma created by Peter A. Levine
Course Material Author
Peter A. Levine
Peter A. Levine received his Ph.D. in Medial and Biological Physics from the University of California at Berkeley. He also holds an independent doctorate degree in Psychology from International University. During his thirty year study of stress and trauma, he has contributed to a variety of scientific and medical publications, including the chapter on stress in The Handbook of Psychophysiology.
Dr. Levine was a consultant for NASA during the development of the Space Shuttle and has taught at hospitals and pain clinics in both Europe and the U.S., as well as at the Hopi Guidance Center in Arizona. He is currently a consultant for the Pain-Rehabilitation Center in Boulder, Colorado.
Dr. Levine lives in the foothills of the Rockies, on the bans of the St. Vrain River, near Lyons, Colorado.
Peter A. Levine authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about how to heal trauma. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Explain the mystery of trauma.
Describe how biology becomes pathology.
Identify the symptoms of trauma.
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Faculty: Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
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