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.
Dr. Levine's approach, called Somatic Experiencing, stresses the importance of body awareness in the successful treatment of trauma. Somatic Experiencing is a practical, body-oriented, naturalistic approach to resolving the effects and aftermath of trauma through a 3-phase somatic process that addresses emotional trauma at its source¢the body.
Paperback (9.2 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches), 275 pages.