He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, an approach based on body awareness to heal trauma, and the founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute; Institute that carries out training programs of the method throughout the world and in various indigenous cultures, with more than 5000 students.
Dr. Levine was a stress consultant for NASA in the development of the space shuttle project and was a member of the Institute’s working group on International Issues related to Social Responsibility in the development of Large-Scale Disaster Response, in contexts of political instability and war conflict. He is also a Senior Scholar at the Meadows Addiction and Traumatology Treatment Center in Wickenburg, Arizona.
He is the author of the book “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma”, which has been an international success, translated into twenty-two languages.
His recent interests include the prevention of trauma in children; and together with Maggie Kline, he has written two books in this area: “Trauma through a child’s eyes” and “Trauma-Proofing Your Kids”.
His most recent book: “In an unspoken voice: how the body releases trauma and restores goodness” has once again been a great international success.
Levine’s original contribution to the field of body psychotherapy was honored in 2010 when he received the life award from the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy (USABP).