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May 26, 2020

Season 2, Episode 14: When Dr. Peter Levine began studying trauma in the 1970s, he noticed that humans react to stress differently than every other mammal. So, how did that discovery inspire his best-selling book Waking the Tiger? And what can learning about an animal’s response to trauma teach us about healing the wounds in our own minds?


Dr. Peter Levine is a psychologist, a best-selling author and a senior fellow with The Meadows. Learn more about Somatic Experiencing and all of Dr. Levine’s books, including Waking the Tiger, at


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