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Trauma Through a Child's Eyes

Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing—from Infancy to Adolescence
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North Atlantic
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December, 2006
ISBN:
9781556436307
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$32.00 CAD
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Peter Levine’s work in trauma is grounded in medical biophysics, psychophysiology, and psychology, as well as his own innovative research into the instinctual behavior of wild animals. Over the past 35 years, he has developed and refined a method called Somatic Experiencing (SE), which provides the foundation for this guide to dealing with trauma in children.

At the core of this book is the understanding of how trauma is imprinted on the body, brain, and spirit and how it can most effectively be prevented and healed in children, as their equilibrium is restored. When not tended to, unresolved stress affects both feeling and intellectual functions. It begets psychological symptoms, physical illnesses, addictions, and other out-of-control behaviors. The effects of trauma can result not only from catastrophic events, abuse, violence, or loss of loved ones, but from natural disasters and everyday incidents such as auto accidents, medical procedures, family stresses, divorce, or even something as seemingly benign as falling off a bicycle. This book is a guide for both professionals and laypersons that covers the ordinary and the extraordinary events that may cause distress.

Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes offers a hopeful alternative to children acting “in” (on themselves as anxiety, depression and illness) or “out” (in the form of hyperactivity, bullying and violence). Levine and Kline are masterful in their detailed descriptions of how adults can help kids. Most children, fortunately, possess an innate natural resiliency, and the authors teach caregivers how to tap into and strengthen the instinctual wisdom of the body/mind. These skills promote the resolution of trauma, successful coping in future stressful situations, and thriving in the school environment.

Richly woven with case examples and suggestions for activities, art, stories, movement, and play that incorporate the basic principles of Somatic Experiencing, this book is meant to help all adults who help kids, from infancy to adolescence. Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes serves as an engaging resource and timeless reference guide for educators, medical and mental health professionals, and parents who wish to give the gift of security, aliveness, and joy to the children in their care.

Among Peter Levine’s other works are Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma (book & CD), and Sexual Healing (2 CDs).

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

An essential guide for recognizing, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescencewhat parents, educators, and health professionals can do.

Trauma can result not only from catastrophic events such as abuse, violence, or loss of loved ones, but from natural disasters and everyday incidents such as auto accidents, medical procedures, divorce, or even falling off a bicycle. At the core of this book is the understanding of how trauma is imprinted on the body, brain, and spirit, resulting in anxiety, nightmares, depression, physical illnesses, addictions, hyperactivity, and aggression. Rich with case studies and hands-on activities, Trauma Through A Childs Eyes gives insight into childrens innate ability to rebound with the appropriate support, and provides their caregivers with tools to overcome and prevent trauma.

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