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Peter Levine

Developer of Somatic Experiencing, Received Lifetime Achievement Award from US Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP)

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Peter Levine Biography

Dr. Peter A. Levine received his PhD in medical biophysics from the University of California in Berkeley and also holds a doctorate in psychology from International University. He has worked in the field of stress and trauma for over 40 years and is the developer of Somatic Experiencing. Peter’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored in 2010 when he received the Lifetime Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP). That same year he also received the honorary Reis Davis Chair in Child Psychiatry for his innovative contribution to therapy for children and adolescents.

Peter has been stress consultant for NASA in the development of the first Space Shuttle. He was a member of the Institute of World Affairs Task Force with “Psychologists for Social Responsibility” and served on the APA initiative for Response to Large Scale Disaster and Ethno-Political Warfare.

Peter is the author of the best selling book Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma — which was published in 24 languages and sold over 250,000 copies — as well as four audio learning series for Sounds True including the book/CD, Healing Trauma: a Pioneering Program in Restoring the Wisdom of Our Bodies and Sexual Healing, Transforming the Sacred Wound. He is the co-author of Trauma through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing and Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience. He recently released with Maggie Phillips the book/CD Freedom from Pain: Discover Your Body's Power to Overcome Physical Pain.

Dr. Levine’s most recent book, his magnum opus, "In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness," is receiving international praise.

Throughout his life, Peter Levine has studied the effects of stress on the human nervous system and body. Beginning in the 1970’s, Peter’s explorations into how animals deal with threat led to the development of a method that is highly effective in dealing with the effects of overwhelm on our nervous system, called Somatic Experiencing (SE). SE is a clinical methodology based upon an appreciation of why animals in the wild are not traumatized by routine threats to their lives, while humans, on the other hand, are readily overwhelmed and often subject to the traumatic symptoms of hyper arousal, shutdown and dysregulation. Fortunately, the very same instincts — and related survival based brain systems that are involved in the formation of trauma symptoms can be enlisted in the transformation and healing of trauma. Therapeutically, this “instinct to heal” and self-regulate is engaged through the awareness of empowering body sensations that contradict those of paralysis and helplessness. These new experiences create a foundation for restored resilience, equilibrium and wholeness.

In 1994 Peter founded the Foundation for Human Enrichment, d/b/a the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, which is committed to preserving and further developing the essence of Peter’s work.

SE has grown from Peter’s original 1972 class of 15 folks meeting at his Berkeley “tree house” to over 9,000 students and practitioners worldwide. Learn more about our trainings.

Peter chairs the Advisory Board to the Board of Directors of the SE Trauma Institute. He presents keynote speeches and SE workshops worldwide, and continues to be actively engaged as an author and researcher furthering the work of SE.

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Peter Levine Biography

Dr. Peter A. Levine received his PhD in medical biophysics from the University of California in Berkeley and also holds a doctorate in psychology from International University. He has worked in the field of stress and trauma for over 40 years and is the developer of Somatic Experiencing. Peter’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored in 2010 when he received the Lifetime Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP). That same year he also received the honorary Reis Davis Chair in Child Psychiatry for his innovative contribution to therapy for children and adolescents.

Peter has been stress consultant for NASA in the development of the first Space Shuttle. He was a member of the Institute of World Affairs Task Force with “Psychologists for Social Responsibility” and served on the APA initiative for Response to Large Scale Disaster and Ethno-Political Warfare.

Peter is the author of the best selling book Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma — which was published in 24 languages and sold over 250,000 copies — as well as four audio learning series for Sounds True including the book/CD, Healing Trauma: a Pioneering Program in Restoring the Wisdom of Our Bodies and Sexual Healing, Transforming the Sacred Wound. He is the co-author of Trauma through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing and Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience. He recently released with Maggie Phillips the book/CD Freedom from Pain: Discover Your Body's Power to Overcome Physical Pain.

Dr. Levine’s most recent book, his magnum opus, "In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness," is receiving international praise.

Throughout his life, Peter Levine has studied the effects of stress on the human nervous system and body. Beginning in the 1970’s, Peter’s explorations into how animals deal with threat led to the development of a method that is highly effective in dealing with the effects of overwhelm on our nervous system, called Somatic Experiencing (SE). SE is a clinical methodology based upon an appreciation of why animals in the wild are not traumatized by routine threats to their lives, while humans, on the other hand, are readily overwhelmed and often subject to the traumatic symptoms of hyper arousal, shutdown and dysregulation. Fortunately, the very same instincts — and related survival based brain systems that are involved in the formation of trauma symptoms can be enlisted in the transformation and healing of trauma. Therapeutically, this “instinct to heal” and self-regulate is engaged through the awareness of empowering body sensations that contradict those of paralysis and helplessness. These new experiences create a foundation for restored resilience, equilibrium and wholeness.

In 1994 Peter founded the Foundation for Human Enrichment, d/b/a the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, which is committed to preserving and further developing the essence of Peter’s work.

SE has grown from Peter’s original 1972 class of 15 folks meeting at his Berkeley “tree house” to over 9,000 students and practitioners worldwide. Learn more about our trainings.

Peter chairs the Advisory Board to the Board of Directors of the SE Trauma Institute. He presents keynote speeches and SE workshops worldwide, and continues to be actively engaged as an author and researcher furthering the work of SE.

Peter Levine Videos

  • When a Client Is Stuck in the Freeze Response with Peter Levine, PhD
    Jun 26, 2020 ... What triggers the freeze response?We tend to think of traumatic events, but according to Peter Levine, PhD, that's not always the...
  • Origins of Somatic Experiencing® as told by Peter A. Levine, PhD ...
    Aug 29, 2019 ... Origins of Somatic Experiencing® as told by Peter A. Levine, PhD. 5,468 views 5.4K views. • Aug 29, 2019. 89 1. Share Save. 89 /...
  • #39 WAKING THE TIGER - PETER LEVINE, PhD | Being Human ...
    Dec 21, 2018 ... Sign Up For Our Newsletter: http://www.firsthuman.com/being-human-newsletter/ In this episode I speak with a major thinker and...

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  • How to book Peter Levine?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Peter Levine for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Peter Levine, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Peter Levine or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Peter Levine?

    Booking fees for Peter Levine, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Peter Levine, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Peter Levine?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Peter Levine for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Peter Levine for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Peter Levine or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Peter Levine or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Peter Levine is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Peter Levine for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Peter Levine generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Kristen Lee, Bruce D. Perry, Anthony Rao and Dr. Christian Conte. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Peter Levine for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Peter Levine Speaker Videos

  • When a Client Is Stuck in the Freeze Response with Peter Levine, PhD
    Jun 26, 2020 ... What triggers the freeze response?We tend to think of traumatic events, but according to Peter Levine, PhD, that's not always the case. Even a ...
    Origins of Somatic Experiencing® as told by Peter A. Levine, PhD ...
    Aug 29, 2019 ... Origins of Somatic Experiencing® as told by Peter A. Levine, PhD. 5,468 views 5.4K views. • Aug 29, 2019. 89 1. Share Save. 89 / 1 ...
  • #39 WAKING THE TIGER - PETER LEVINE, PhD | Being Human ...
    Dec 21, 2018 ... Sign Up For Our Newsletter: http://www.firsthuman.com/being-human-newsletter/ In this episode I speak with a major thinker and pioneer in the ...

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