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Somatic Experiencing Therapy : Healing The Dysfunctional Nervous System

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Dr Peter Levine’s somatic experiencing therapy¬†is predicated upon idea that the disturbing symptoms of PTSD are substantially caused by the adverse effect our traumatic experiences have had on the way our body and nervous system works.

In essence, Levine contends that if we are suffering from PTSD it means we have become stuck’¬†in the fight/flight/freeze response.

In order to understand this, consider how wild animals respond to danger; let’s use the example of a

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