Podcast: Dr. Peter Levine on his book: Trauma and Memory

Podcast: Dr. Peter Levine on his book: Trauma and Memory

Trauma & Memory: Brain and Body in a search for the Living Past In Trauma and Memory, bestselling author Dr. Peter Levine (creator of the Somatic Experiencing approach) tackles one of the most difficult and controversial questions of PTSD/trauma therapy: Can we trust our memories? Building on his 45 years of successful treatment of trauma and utilizing case studies from his own practice, Dr. Levine while acknowledging that memory can be trusted, he argues that the only truly useful memories are those that might initially seem to be the least reliable: memories stored in the body and not necessarily accessible by our conscious mind. While much work has been done in the field of trauma studies to address “explicit” traumatic memories in the brain (such as intrusive thoughts or flashbacks), much less attention has been paid to how the body itself stores “implicit” memory, and how much

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