Unexplained symptoms? It could be past trauma | The Optimist Daily
Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

Most people relate trauma to soldiers who have fought in war zones or to victims of abuse. Trauma is also thought to be a permanent condition without a real solution. Enter psychologist Peter Levine who developed a breakthrough treatment for trauma called Somatic Experiencing. Levine has found that a lot of unexplained symptoms—from fatigue to harmful “acting out” behaviors—are related to forgotten childhood trauma. “Trauma is a fact of life”, says Levine, “but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence”. Somatic Experiencing teaches how the body can release the tension that the traumatic event created years or even decades after the fact. In this short video Peter Levine speaks about trauma and Somatic Experiencing in particular.

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