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Waking the Tiger : Healing Trauma - The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences - Peter Levine

Waking the Tiger

Healing Trauma - The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences

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Published: 7th July 1997
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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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5.0

Fabulous Find

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Waking the Tiger:

    Excellent resource book for anyone who has experienced or knows someone who has experienced trauma.

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    "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."
    --"Soaring Again"

    Introduction
    Prologue
    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?
    Chowchilla, California
    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
    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
    Healing and Community Shamanic Approaches to Healing
    Somatic Experiencing“
    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
    Attunement
    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
    Renegotiation
    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
    Hyperarousal
    Constriction
    Dissociation/ Exercises
    Helplessness
    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
    Chronic Helplessness
    Traumatic Coupling
    Traumatic Anxiety
    Psychosomatic Symptoms
    Denial
    Gladys
    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
    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?
    Transformation Two Faces of Trauma
    Heaven, Hell and Healing: A Middle Ground
    Let it Flow-Renegotiation
    Margaret
    What Really Happened
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    ISBN: 9781556432330
    ISBN-10: 155643233X
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 250
    Published: 7th July 1997
    Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.4  x 2.6
    Weight (kg): 0.44