Peter Levine, PhD – Working with Stress and Healing Trauma 2018-10-18T06:50:31-06:00

Working with Stress and Healing Trauma

Peter Levine, PhD

What You’ll Learn

  • Hear from one of the forefront researchers on stress and trauma and how we can apply what we know about trauma into mindfulness in the classroom

  • Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of extreme stress before it reaches a breaking point

  • Follow along in a self-regulation practice to help you work with students in stressful situations

About Peter Levine

Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing® and the Director of The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. He holds doctorate degrees in Medical Biophysics and in Psychology and during his thirty five-year study of stress and trauma, has contributed to a variety of scientific and popular publications, and has been worked with NASA, the Institute of World Affairs Task Force with Psychologists for Social Responsibility, and the APA. He is on the ‘distinguished faculty’ of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and is a Senior Fellow at The Meadows Addiction and Trauma Treatment Center in Wickenburg, Arizona.

To learn more about Peter, check out his bestselling book, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, or his work at the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

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  1. Barbara Molteni October 19, 2018 at 3:42 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for your video. It was very useful to better understand myself. I have difficulties to share and practice mindfulness with my 12 years old daughter but hope I will manage better after this summit.
    I would also love to approach my children’s school in Italy with this subject.
    Thank you

  2. Cristina Anton October 19, 2018 at 1:53 am - Reply

    Thank you for this amazing video. Trauma is something we all experiment. And is important to recognise the symptoms. Maybe we were educated to ignore them. Maybe our culture doesn’t accept these symptoms and call us “weak” when we experiment them. As teachers/parents/mentors/trainers I found even more difficult to deal with personal traumas in relation with our kids. I find being very important to learn skills for dealing with traumas. We can not help if we didn’t learn how to help ourselves first.

  3. Wendy Bayliss October 18, 2018 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Re: Dr. Levine’s talk. Ten years ago I came to breaking point with yet another traumatic event that resulted in residential trauma treatment. I was then introduced to mindfulness. Long story short I started the first year simply practicing breathing to get connected to my body. Then meditation daily. (I had been a meditator for 8 yrs, but not mindfulness)
    I researched MBSR and became a facilitator of MBSR at a community health centre for 6 yrs. Spring and Fall. My profession was Social Work which I was not able to return to. Mindfulness has giving me a life I would not have otherwise. I am very aware of my body and better know what I need to stay healthy. I am so grateful for the education on Mindfulness worldwide.

  4. Patti October 18, 2018 at 9:17 am - Reply

    So necessary for educators to practice mindfulness, not only because of the level of stress and responsibility we have, but also so we can model it for our students. Thank you.

  5. Janarthanan October 18, 2018 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Is any exercise or method available to treat ear ringing. I understand ear ringing also due to nervous degradation

  6. Barbara Esoinosa October 18, 2018 at 5:36 am - Reply

    Very interesting to know if your students have a trauma….the video stopped at minute 11! I will try again later ,wish to see the rest, thank you

  7. Sigrid October 18, 2018 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Wonderful ideas, lots of inspiration. Thank you all!

  8. natalia October 18, 2018 at 2:11 am - Reply

    Thank you for the videos. I do really enjoy them.
    I totally agree with the idea that teachers are the first target. If teachers are “present” at class, they can lead it in a better way.
    I also share the idea that having clear goals or targets is an usefull and powerfull tolls.
    I am looking forward the next session.
    Have a nice day

  9. Stephanie White October 17, 2018 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    Excellent presentation.

  10. Jaime Carlo-Casellas, PhD October 17, 2018 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks for your insight. Especially the three things a meditation teacher must be aware of when observing a meditator who has experienced trauma.

  11. Dakota Lane October 17, 2018 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    As a 10 year Tibetan Buddhist practitioner and someone who has 9 on the ACE scale, I know the intersection of trauma and mindfulness can be tricky. It was so validating to hear that expressed-/ and this subject is where my heart is right now, as a teacher, writer and someone who Kong’s to heal and integrate and live fully embodied— and teach others these tools. Every day of my life I wish I had a way to access these tools and methods… this is a great beginning. Thank you all!

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