Nature's Lessons in Healing 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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Excellent resource book for anyone who has experienced or knows someone who has experienced trauma.
"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 Emeritus of 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, Medical Director, Rehabilitation Services, Boulder Community Hospital
"Peter Levine's work is visionary common sense, pure and simple."
--Laura Huxley, lifetime partner and collaborator of Aldous Huxley
"["Waking the Tiger"] is an excellent resource for those who have been traumatized or know someone who suffers from trauma, like a soldier returning from war. Finally, there is help that doesn't ask us to relive what happened and re-experience the pain. Instead, it follows the body's wisdom in its search for renewal and healing."
|Giving the Body Its Due Finding a Method|
|Body and Mind|
|The Body As Healer|
|How To Use This Book|
|The Body As Healer|
|Shadows from a Forgotten Past Nature's Plan|
|Why Look to the Wild?|
|Trauma is Physiological|
|It's About Energy|
|The Mystery of Trauma What is Trauma?|
|Waking the Tiger: A First Glimmering|
|Wounds That Can Heal Trauma Is Not a Disease But a Dis-Ease|
|A Strange New Land Trauma is Not a Life Sentence|
|The Strange New Land|
|What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us|
|A Traumatized Person's Reality|
|Get On with Your Life|
|Who Is Traumatized?|
|Causes of Trauma|
|Healing and Community Shamanic Approaches to Healing|
|Acknowledging the Need to Heal|
|Let Us Begin-Calling the Spirit Back to the Body|
|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 and the Felt Sense|
|Rhythm: All God's Children Got It|
|The Animal Experience The Animals Do It Too|
|When the Reptilian Brain Speaks, Listen!|
|One with Nature|
|The Orienting Response|
|Flee, Fight...or Freeze|
|The Return to Normal Activity|
|Animals as Teachers|
|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|
|How Pathology Becomes Biology: Thawing Nancy Re-examined: A First Step|
|It's All Energy|
|Marius: A Next Step|
|Somatic Experiencing-Gradated Renegotiation|
|Elements of Renegotiation|
|Symptoms of Trauma|
|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|
|And Then There Was Trauma|
|Symptoms of Trauma Symptoms of Trauma|
|And Around and Around We Go|
|Out of the Loop|
|A Traumatized Person's Reality The Threat That Can't Be Found|
|Can't Synthesize New Information/Can't Learn|
|What Trauma Survivors Expect|
|The Last Turn|
|Transformation and Renegotiation|
|Blueprint for Repetition Re-enactment|
|July 5th, 6:30 in the Morning|
|The Vital Role of Awareness|
|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?|
|Transformation Two Faces of Trauma|
|Heaven, Hell and Healing: A Middle Ground|
|Let it Flow-Renegotiation|
|What Really Happened|
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Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 1st July 1997
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.2 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.43