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Peter A. Levine

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Dr. Peter A. Levine, author of the best-selling Waking the Tiger and of Healing Trauma, has a background in medical biophysics, stress, and psychology. He developed Somatic Experiencing®, and serves as a consultant to the Meadows, a leading residential addiction recovery center. He lives on the banks of the St. Vrain River in the Rocky Mountains.

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Victims of Cruelty
Somatic Psychotherapy in the Healing of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Written by Maryanna Eckberg
Foreword by Peter A. Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: November 22, 2000
Price: $18.95

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Overcoming Trauma through Yoga
Reclaiming Your Body
Written by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper, Ph.D.
Foreword by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. and Stephen Cope, M.S.W.
Introduction by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $19.95

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Overcoming Trauma through Yoga
Reclaiming Your Body
Written by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper, Ph.D.
Foreword by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. and Stephen Cope, M.S.W.
Introduction by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.


Format: eBook, 184 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $19.95

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Planet Medicine: Modalities, Revised Edition
Modalities
Written by Richard Grossinger
Foreword by Peter A. Levine


Format: eBook, 730 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $21.99

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Planet Medicine: Modalities, Revised Edition
Modalities
Written by Richard Grossinger
Foreword by Peter A. Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 730 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: October 1, 2003
Price: $30.00

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Crash Course
A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma and Recovery
Written by Diane Poole Heller and Laurence S. Heller
Foreword by Peter A. Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: October 26, 2001
Price: $16.95

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Trauma-Proofing Your Kids
A Parents' Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience
Written by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: March 4, 2008
Price: $16.95

In Trauma-Proofing Your Kids, Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline offer guidelines for instilling resilience in children who have experienced some form of trauma.

The book includes effective “stress-busting,” boundary-setting, sensory/motor-awareness activities that counteract trauma’s effect on a child’s body, mind and spirit.

Including a chapter on how to navigate the inevitable... Read more >
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Trauma-Proofing Your Kids
A Parents' Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience
Written by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline


Format: eBook, 248 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $16.95

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In an Unspoken Voice
How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
Written by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
Foreword by Gabor Mate, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: September 28, 2010
Price: $21.95

In this culmination of his life’s work, Peter A. Levine draws on his broad experience as a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche. In... Read more >

Trauma Through a Child's Eyes
Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing
Written by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. and Maggie Kline


Format: eBook, 536 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 18, 2010
Price: $24.95

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Trauma Through a Child's Eyes
Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing
Written by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. and Maggie Kline


Format: Trade Paperback, 536 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: December 26, 2006
Price: $24.95

An essential guide for recognizing, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence—what 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... Read more >
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Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma
The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences
Written by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
Contribution by Ann Frederick


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: July 7, 1997
Price: $17.95

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... Read more >

In an Unspoken Voice
How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
Written by Peter A. Levine Ph.D.
Foreword by Gabor Mate M.D.


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $18.95

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Body, Breath, and Consciousness
A Somatics Anthology
Edited by Ian Macnaughton
Foreword by Peter A. Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 424 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 5, 2004
Price: $21.95

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Body, Breath, and Consciousness
A Somatics Anthology
Edited by Ian Macnaughton
Foreword by Peter A. Levine


Format: eBook, 424 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $18.95

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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Close Encounters with Addiction
Written by Gabor Mate, M.D.
Foreword by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.


Format: eBook, 520 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $17.95

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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Close Encounters with Addiction
Written by Gabor Mate, M.D.
Foreword by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 520 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Price: $17.95

Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach. Dr. Maté presents addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined... Read more >
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Ritual as Resource
Energy for Vibrant Living
Written by Michael Picucci
Foreword by Peter A. Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: November 10, 2005
Price: $16.95

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Presence Meditation
The Practice of Life Awareness
Written by Jens-Erik Risom
Introduction by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $15.95

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Beyond the Trauma Vortex
The Media's Role in Healing Fear, Terror, and Violence
Written by Gina Ross
Foreword by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 9, 2003
Price: $15.95

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The Children of Raquette Lake
One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism
Written by Mira Rothenberg
Foreword by Peter A. Levine Ph.D.


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $14.95

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The Children of Raquette Lake
One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism
Written by Mira Rothenberg
Foreword by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $19.95

The Children of Raquette Lake: One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism is an account of author Mira Rothenberg’s experience with eleven autistic and schizophrenic children during the summer of 1958. In order to avoid the regression that often occurred during the summer months, Rothenberg, a trained... Read more >
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Children with Emerald Eyes
Histories of Extraordinary Boys and Girls
Written by Mira Rothenberg
Foreword by Peter A. Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 6, 2003
Price: $15.95

In this new reissue of a classic, child psychologist Mira Rothenberg writes of her groundbreaking work with autistic and severely disturbed children, sharing the stories of some of her most challenging patients. Read more >

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The Power of I Am
Creating a New World of Enlightened Personal Interaction
Written by John Maxwell Taylor
Foreword by Peter A. Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Frog Books
On Sale: December 29, 2005
Price: $15.95

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Panic
Origins, Insight, and Treatment
Edited by Brooke Warner and Leonard Schmidt
Foreword by Peter A. Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 14, 2002
Price: $19.95

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