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Reclaiming Goodness: Refugees and Us-An Evening with Trudy Goodman, Jack Kornfield and Peter Levine

April 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reclaiming Goodness: Refugees and Us-An Evening with Trudy Goodman, Jack Kornfield and Peter Levine

In this evening dialogue we will focus on the human capacity to renew ourselves. We witness the growing number of refugees worldwide, fleeing from trauma and danger. And often they find more suffering in new forms when they flee. What does it take to reclaim their spirit, to heal and rebuild a life? Trauma healing is the life work of Peter Levine and this evening will feature his brilliant understanding of how to heal body and mind.

But it is it not just refugees who suffer. We too have our difficult times, and need to understand healing and renewal. We can learn how to return to our original goodness, and realize that we are so much larger than our problems. Drawing from Buddhist Psychology and Trauma wisdom we will seek to understand the real support needed for the healing of ourselves, of the refugees among us and of the world.

Dr. Peter A. Levine has worked in the field of stress and trauma for over 40 years and is the developer of the Somatic Experiencing method. Peter’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored in 2010 when he received the Lifetime Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP). That same year he also received the honorary Reis Davis Chair in Child Psychiatry for his innovative contribution to therapy for children and adolescents.

Peter is the author of the best-selling book Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma — which was published in 24 languages and sold over 250,000 copies. His other published work includes Healing Trauma: a Pioneering Program in Restoring the Wisdom of Our Bodies, Sexual Healing, Transforming the Sacred Wound, and Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory.




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Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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