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Waking The Tiger - Peter A. Levine

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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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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
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    Use this book as a therapeutic tool

     
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      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: 288
      Published: 7th July 1997
      Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.4  x 2.6
      Weight (kg): 0.44
      Edition Number: 1